Fwd: problems with VLC and Totem playing image on external monitor
pegngary at gmail.com
Sat May 31 16:44:43 UTC 2008
To c larify, xrandr -q worked, have not tried the rest yet.
On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Gary Kirkpatrick <pegngary at gmail.com>
> By the way, xrandr -q worked.
> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 9:33 AM, Kilian Rambach <kilian.rambach at gmx.net>
>> 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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