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Old 11-26-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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How to get external monitor working on laptop

Yesterday I picked up using puppy after about a 5 year break. I find puppy more than enough for my application which is writing a simple book on scientific programming for my organization. So far I have managed to get everything working with racy including a C++ compiler except I can't seem to get my external monitor to work. Could it be that I don't have the nvidia drivers loaded? I can't seem to find the instructions since the main message board is down. Any suggestions? Thanks.

version of puppy: racy 5.2.2
laptop: HP 8440p
Graphics Card: NVIDIA 320M
puppy install method: 16 GB USB thumb drive

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Old 11-26-2011, 04:03 PM   #2
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there are some drivers available here-

CatDude's NVidia Driver Pet packages]] (user: puppy pass:linux)
Shinobar's NVidia Driver SFS packages]]

I would suggest using the Wary packages for racy.

Last edited by darkcity; 11-26-2011 at 04:04 PM. Reason: p
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:00 PM   #3
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i would try it out in win to rule out a possible h/w issue

Last edited by jonyo; 11-27-2011 at 07:02 PM.


nvidia drivers, nvidiasettings

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