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Old 12-13-2010, 07:21 AM   #1
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How to display boot sequence on external screen?

Hey there,

I'm currently using an external screen with my laptop at home connected with a serial port.
When I'm in X, my laptop display is automatically disabled, when the external screen is connected.
Is there a way to do this also at boot time? Where do I have to configure this? Also I'd like to have my login shells on my external screen, when switching to them out of X.

Thank you.

Last edited by hyperfluid; 12-13-2010 at 07:27 AM.
Old 12-13-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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Displaying the kernel messages on a serial console needs to be configured in the bootloader. If this is on Slackware, then you need to configure LILO as detailed in this guide.

But are you sure you are using a serial terminal, and not just a VGA monitor?

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Old 12-13-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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I'm sorry for the confusion, of course I meant a VGA monitor via D-Sub not serial port.


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