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Old 10-17-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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external monitor on thinkpad t60 with debian

I am trying to get debian to power up an external monitor I have attached. Right now debian doesn't power it up. I've looked here:

but the instructions don't work for me. Firstly, my processor (core 2 duo) is not listed, and when I try to run it with pentium-4, it gives an error ("Unknown error.").

Please help!
Old 10-17-2007, 11:51 PM   #2
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Just for future reference, Core 2 Duo = "prescott", when you're given a list of choices. (especially related to compiling software)

As far as your problem is concerned, I have no experience with using an external display on a laptop (even though I have a similar system, an E1705 Core 2 Duo), so I'm afraid I can't help you.
Old 10-18-2007, 12:51 AM   #3
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I've been playing with this on my laptop and I've had mixed results. I found that once I got it working, it was kinda picky - if I want to use the external screen I need to plug in the svideo cable, then reboot X. This page helped me out alot with getting my xorg.conf set to go, if you want me to post my current xorg.conf just let me know.
Old 10-18-2007, 01:58 PM   #4
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Does that mean all I have to do is change my xorg.conf? I read on wiki these instructions:

apt-get install apt-build wget

#The wget command is on one single line :
wget -O /tmp/i810switch_macbook_support.patch ';msg=15;filename=i810switch_macbook_support.patch;att=1'

apt-build update
apt-build build-source i810switch --patch /tmp/i810switch_macbook_support.patch
Everything seems to go fine until the last line, which returns this:
JOHNNYCASH:/tmp# apt-build build-source i810switch --patch /tmp/i810switch_macbook_support.patch
Some error occured building package
I assume my problem lies in the fact that apt-build refuses to work... ? Anyone know why that failed?



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