[ubuntu-uk] Is grandr the best way to use digital projector?

Grant Sewell dcglug at thymox.co.uk
Sat Oct 30 22:18:07 BST 2010

On Sat, 30 Oct 2010 21:42:20 +0100 (BST)
dianne reuby wrote:

> I've got an Open Office slide show on my laptop (running Ubuntu
> 10.10) and I want to use it with a digital projector. I've looked at
> grandr, but I can't find a lot of info - is this the best option? Or
> does it depend on my laptop specs and video card etc.?
> I could convert it to Windows format and use a windows laptop, but
> I'd have to remember to keep copying any updates over, and also
> remember which laptop I'd used!
> Dianne

Hi Dianne,

It depends on what you want to achieve and on your laptop's hardware.
For instance, if you have a laptop with an nVidia graphics chip, and if
you're using the nVidia drivers, then I'd recommend using the
nvidia-settings tool to set up your displays appropriately.  You can
quite easily set up a cloned-screen (both laptop display and the
projector showing the same output) or a multi-screen (each attached
display device having a different output on it) setup.

Also, if you are considering using the files on a Windows machine,
don't forget that you can quite easily install OpenOffice on the
Windows machine too.  Then you wouldn't have to keep "changing formats".


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