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

Kilian Rambach kilian.rambach at gmx.net
Sat May 31 13:33:43 UTC 2008

I think that's because your internal monitor is your "primary" monitor. 
If you turn that monitor off, e.g. using xrandr --output 
"yourInternalMonitor" --off, you should see the video on your external 
monitor. (type xrandr -q to see the names of your connected monitors).
This works only if randr is supported in your system.

To change it, that your external monitor is permanently you primary 
monitor, you have to modify your xorg.conf. To get a graphical frontend 
for this try "sudo displayconfig" .

Gary Kirkpatrick schrieb:
> My external monitor correctly shows firefox and other programs but when 
> I try to play a CD in both VLC and Totem the it plays correctly on the 
> internal monitor but only shows the window of the video player program 
> on the external monitor.   The sound does transfer to the external 
> monitor (an hd tv) 
> The video card (integrated on the motherboard)an ATI Mobile Radeon 9000" 
> installed on a Dell inspiron 600m.
> Any suggestions?  
> thanks!

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