Bug 2857 - Open nVidia driver can't switch from LCD panel to CRT on Dell Inspiron Laptop
Summary: Open nVidia driver can't switch from LCD panel to CRT on Dell Inspiron Laptop
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/nVidia (open) (show other bugs)
Version: 6.8.2
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
: 14657 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-29 16:24 UTC by James Bottomley
Modified: 2008-04-21 10:18 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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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 3 Matthew Garrett 2005-08-24 23:10:54 UTC
- 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.

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