[ubuntu-za] ubuntu-za Digest, Vol 33, Issue 6

Ray Lombard ray at rlombard.co.za
Fri Jun 6 14:31:19 BST 2008


Many thanks for the swift and helpful responses. 

Morgan, the graphics card is an ATI Radeon  1400X.

I have managed to get it working after a fashion but not nearly with the 
facility that the same beast enjoys when running MS XP.

Regards,

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>    1.  Hardy on Dell 6400 and data projector (Ray Lombard)
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>    3. Re:  Hardy on Dell 6400 and data projector (Simon Cross)
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> Subject:
> [ubuntu-za] Hardy on Dell 6400 and data projector
> From:
> Ray Lombard <ray at rlombard.co.za>
> Date:
> Thu, 05 Jun 2008 14:38:00 +0200
> To:
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> Hello Everyone,
>
> I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 with Hardy which will not communicate 
> completely with an Epson EMP-S1H data projector.  It creates a blank 
> screen but the toggle switching, i.e. fn & F8 doesn't do anything.  
> Any ideas as to how I might get these machines to work?
>
> Regards,
>
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> Subject:
> Re: [ubuntu-za] Hardy on Dell 6400 and data projector
> From:
> "Morgan Collett" <morgan at ubuntu.com>
> Date:
> Thu, 5 Jun 2008 14:50:39 +0200
> To:
> "Ubuntu South African Local Community" <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> To:
> "Ubuntu South African Local Community" <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
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>
> On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Ray Lombard <ray at rlombard.co.za> wrote:
>   
>> Hello Everyone,
>>
>> I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 with Hardy which will not communicate
>> completely with an Epson EMP-S1H data projector.  It creates a blank
>> screen but the toggle switching, i.e. fn & F8 doesn't do anything.  Any
>> ideas as to how I might get these machines to work?
>>     
>
> What video card does the laptop have?
>
>
>   
>
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> Subject:
> Re: [ubuntu-za] Hardy on Dell 6400 and data projector
> From:
> "Simon Cross" <hodgestar at gmail.com>
> Date:
> Fri, 6 Jun 2008 00:34:47 +0200
> To:
> "Ubuntu South African Local Community" <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
>
> To:
> "Ubuntu South African Local Community" <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Ray Lombard <ray at rlombard.co.za> wrote:
>   
>> I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 with Hardy which will not communicate
>> completely with an Epson EMP-S1H data projector.  It creates a blank
>> screen but the toggle switching, i.e. fn & F8 doesn't do anything.  Any
>> ideas as to how I might get these machines to work?
>>     
>
> I don't know how one would get the function keys working, but after
> some trial and error I eventually got XRandR to work fairly nicely on
> my laptop with an Intel graphics card. My solution went something
> like:
>
> Modify /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
>
> Section "Device"
>   ...
>   Driver "intel" # use Intel driver with XRandR support
>
> Section "Screen"
>   SubSection "Display"
>     ...
>     Virtual 2560 1280 # make virtual screen large enough to cover all monitors
>
> Then create some scripts for switching between setups:
>
> at-away:
>   #!/bin/bash
>   # Settings for when laptop is by itself
>   xrandr --output LVDS --auto
>   xrandr --output VGA --off
>   xrandr --output TV --off
>
> at-desk:
>   #!/bin/bash
>   # Settings for when laptop is at my desk with second LCD connected
>   xrandr --output VGA --pos 0x0 --auto
>   xrandr --output LVDS --pos 1280x0 --auto
>
> at-projector:
>   #!/bin/bash
>   # Settings for when laptop is connected to the projector
>   # Projectors automatic mode detection and rescaling seems to confuse XRandR
>   # so explicitly add an 800x600 video mode to use.
>   xrandr --newmode 800x600proj 38.21 800 832 976 1008 600 612 618 631
>   xrandr --addmode VGA 800x600proj
>   xrandr --output LVDS --pos 0x0
>   xrandr --output VGA --pos 1290x0 --mode 800x600proj
>
> If anyone else has better suggestions, I'd be keen to hear them. :)
>
> Schiavo
> Simon
>
>
>   



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