Fwd: problems with VLC and Totem playing image on external monitor
pegngary at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 19:28:22 BST 2008
Here's what happened just now as I connected the external monitor.
1) I could not get the external to activate at all, even with grandr. I
rebooted and it came up.
2) I started a dvd. It played only in the internal monitor; in the external
it showed the totem window.
3) Opened grandr, clicked 'off" for the LVDS monitor, the dvd played on the
monitor just fine..
4. Clicked on 'auto' on LVDS monitor, then applied, nothing happened except
I lost the mouse pointer for a bit.
5. clicked on 'off' again, apply, nothing happend.
6. checked 'auto' on both internal and external monitor, dvd playing
switched to internal monitor, external went black, could not find the mouse
at all, tho i could find the mouse's location by hitting 'control,' which
caused a pulsation showing the mouse position. Rebooted and that got me
back to where I started.
So, does that help? I wonder if 1) I should reinstall ubuntu or 2) if the
problem lies with the external monitor or its interactions with ubuntu.
I also have another issue- I think Ihave two versions of ubuntu installed-
I've sent out a question about that.
On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 1:25 PM, Kilian Rambach <kilian.rambach at gmx.net>
> 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
> > of mine has some pointers:
> > :)
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