|Summary:||Open nVidia driver can't switch from LCD panel to CRT on Dell Inspiron Laptop|
|Product:||xorg||Reporter:||James Bottomley <jejb>|
|Component:||Driver/nVidia (open)||Assignee:||Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>|
|Status:||RESOLVED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>|
|Priority:||high||CC:||mjg59, mlists, per, tuharsky, typrase|
|i915 platform:||i915 features:|
Description James Bottomley 2005-03-29 16:24:08 UTC
Hardware: Inspiron 8100, GeForce2 Go Xorg version: xorg-x11-6.8.2-1.FC3.13 (Latest xorg package from Fedora Core 3) When trying to use the laptop Fn-F8 key to switch between LCD and CRT, the CRT screen usually pulls up complete rubbish (the laptop screen stays showing the correct X session). For reference, this used to work with the XFree86 tree (and the binary nVidia driver). I haven't found a way to effect the switch; even booting on CRT alone produces the VGA messages but corrupts the screen when X starts. This behaviour has been consistent since I installed FC3 on my laptop three months ago.
Comment 1 Per Bothner 2005-04-20 09:51:09 UTC
Xorg version: xorg-x11-6.8.2-19.x86_64 (Fedora Core 4 test2) Hardware: Compaq Presario R3000, GeForce4 440 Go 64M I think I'm seeing the same problem. My external monitor is a 1600x1200 ViewSonic VP201b LCD screen. I get some pretty colors, but nothing useful. This is even the case with a low resolution of 1280x1024, which the internal and external monitors support. Using the vesa driver, it works fine, though I only get 1280x1024 resolution.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-20 10:34:01 UTC
Comment 3 Matthew Garrett 2005-08-24 23:10:54 UTC
http://svn.berlios.de/viewcvs/haiku/haiku/trunk/src/add-ons/accelerants/nvidia/ - Haiku appears to have a driver that can support some dual-head configurations.
Comment 4 Daniel Stone 2007-02-27 01:26:00 UTC
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys. Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
Comment 5 Aaron Plattner 2007-04-04 15:01:33 UTC
There's no way I can support hotkey switching in nv. Sorry.
Comment 6 Aaron Plattner 2008-02-25 09:13:26 UTC
*** Bug 14657 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Peter 2008-02-27 05:41:52 UTC
What is the matter? Missing docs? Or whatever?
Comment 8 Peter 2008-02-27 23:04:54 UTC
Is there anything I can do to help with that? What would You suggest?
Comment 9 Aaron Plattner 2008-04-21 10:18:55 UTC
Re-closing. For recent systems, you should be able to get the hotkey events from acpid and use RandR.