Priyadarsan Roy priyadarsanroy at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 07:55:37 CST 2005


I figure I finally found out the solution to this.My initial problem was
that when I connect my laptop to a project, the projector output eats up
quiet a bit left portion of my display( my Compaq nx7010 has  wide
screen display). All I had to do is after connecting the projector cable
to my laptop is restart X. Not by logging out and logging back in but by
"Ctrl" + "BackSpace" key. That was quiet easy :). The display then only
remains on the projector and I wont get it on my laptop screen this was
fine with me.The Fn + display key was not working for switching between
projector and laptop screen. There was one more problem,the resolution
on the projector screen. Everything looked as if it was stretched from
top. This I solved by replacing the following lines in my
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

$sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

changed

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
        Option          "DPMS"
       Modeline        "1280x800 at 60" 83.91 1280 1312 1624 1656 800 816
824 841
EndSection

to

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
        Option          "DPMS"
#       Modeline        "1280x800 at 60" 83.91 1280 1312 1624 1656 800 816
824 841
EndSection

and

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9000 M9
(R250 Lf)"
        Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           1
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           4
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           8
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           15
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

to

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9000 M9
(R250 Lf)"
        Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
       SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes          "1024x768" "800x600"
        EndSubSection

EndSection

After this save the file,restart X and voila every thing is crystal
clear on the projector output.

PD

Priyadarsan Roy wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have a HP nx7010 laptop. It has a wide screen display. I had a
> presentation next week and I was checking how my laptop works when
> connected to a Projector. I get the display from the projector as soon
> as I connect the cable, but the problem is, around one inch of my left
> side of the screen gets cut and only the rest is showed. In effect the
> projector output cuts my wide screen.  To confirm this I also tried
> connecting the output to a CRT monitor. The result is the same. Has
> other wide screen laptop users come across a problem like this. I have
> Kubuntu Hoary installed on my laptop. Every thing else works excellent
> on my laptop(internal modem, Ethernet, wireless, bluetooth( I used
> another repo to grab some kde utils for this), PCMCIA) .
>
> My /etc/X11/xorg.conf looks like this
>
> Section "Files"
>        FontPath        "unix/:7100"                    # local font
> server
>        # if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
>        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
>        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
>        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
>        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
>        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
>        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
>        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
>        FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
>        # paths to defoma fonts
>        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
>        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Module"
>        Load    "bitmap"
>        Load    "dbe"
>        Load    "ddc"
>        Load    "dri"
>        Load    "extmod"
>        Load    "freetype"
>        Load    "glx"
>        Load    "int10"
>        Load    "record"
>        Load    "type1"
>        Load    "vbe"
> EndSection
>
> Section "InputDevice"
>        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
>        Driver          "keyboard"
>        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
>        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
>        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
>        Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
> EndSection
>
> Section "InputDevice"
>        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
>        Driver          "mouse"
>        Option          "CorePointer"
>        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
>        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
>        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
>        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
> EndSection
> Section "InputDevice"
>        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
>        Driver          "synaptics"
>        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
>        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
>        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
>        Option          "HorizScrollDelta"      "0"
> EndSection
> Section "Device"
>        Identifier      "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9000 M9
> (R250 Lf)"
>        Driver          "radeon"
>        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
> EndSection
>
> Section "Monitor"
>        Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
>        Option          "DPMS"
>        Modeline        "1280x800 at 60" 83.91 1280 1312 1624 1656 800 816
> 824 841
>        DisplaySize     338     211     # 1280x8008 96dpi
> EndSection
> Section "Screen"
>        Identifier      "Default Screen"
>        Device          "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9000 M9
> (R250 Lf)"
>        Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
>        DefaultDepth    24
>        SubSection "Display"
>                Depth           1
>                Modes           "1280x800"
>        EndSubSection
>        SubSection "Display"
>                Depth           4
>                Modes           "1280x800"
>        EndSubSection
>        SubSection "Display"
>                Depth           8
>                Modes           "1280x800"
>        EndSubSection
>        SubSection "Display"
>                Depth           15
>                Modes           "1280x800"
>        EndSubSection
>        SubSection "Display"
>                Depth           16
>                Modes           "1280x800"
>        EndSubSection
>        SubSection "Display"
>                Depth           24
>                Modes           "1280x800"
>        EndSubSection
> EndSection
> Section "ServerLayout"
>        Identifier      "Default Layout"
>        Screen          "Default Screen"
>        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
>        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
>        InputDevice     "Synaptics Touchpad"
> EndSection
>
> Section "DRI"
>        Mode    0666
> EndSection
>
>
> PD
>
>
>
>
>
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