Fwd: problems with VLC and Totem playing image on external monitor

Kilian Rambach kilian.rambach at gmx.net
Mon Jun 2 17:25:57 UTC 2008

Perhaps you have to check LVDS "auto" to reenable the internal monitor? 
I am not sure...
By the way, don't hesitate to ask questions, if I didnt' want to answer, 
I wouldn't ;-)


Gary Kirkpatrick schrieb:
> I have trouble finding what I am looking for on Help and Support.   I 
> always gothere first, although perhaps I give up too soon.  I do a 
> search on the issue; sometimes I might not use the correct vocabulary. 
> Someone wrote a good essay on linux that I've lost. 
> I installed grandr and got the link to display on a menu.  Using that 
> menu I can disable the internal monitor and dvds will play on the 
> external monitor.  So far so good.
> When I want to re-enable the internal monitor I have problems.   As I 
> recall from last night, I uncheck LDVS 'off.'   I then lose the external 
> monitor and either the internal one does not reactivate (that's what 
> happened the first time) or the internal monitor reactivates without the 
> mouse and I lose the external one.
> If this does not make sense, don't spend a lot of your time on it, let 
> me know and I'll try again and write down what happens.  I am having to 
> recall from last night.
> Gary
> On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 12:52 AM, Mario Vukelic 
> <mario.vukelic at dantian.org <mailto:mario.vukelic at dantian.org>> wrote:
>     On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 18:13 -0400, Gary Kirkpatrick wrote:
>      > If I could find a good manual I'd read through it.
>     Menu System > Help and Support is a good place to start, and this post
>     of mine has some pointers:
>     https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/2008-April/144432.html
>     :)
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