NVidia on Compaq presario and video output
Lonni J Friedman
netllama at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 01:14:07 UTC 2007
On 12/12/07, François Patte <francois.patte at math-info.univ-paris5.fr> wrote:
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> Lonni J Friedman a écrit :
> >> nvidia card gives priority to "CRT", the external display, so, if you
> >> > plug an external screen/beamer, the display is on this one by default.
> > That was the case for the nvidia X driver, however never for the
> > hardware. And its no longer accurate for the driver. For many
> > notebooks, the internal DFP is given priority.
> Nvidia readme:
> All mobile NVIDIA chips support TwinView. TwinView on a laptop can be
> configured in the same way as on a desktop machine (please refer to
> Appendix G); note that in a TwinView configuration using the laptop's
> internal flat panel and an external CRT, the CRT is the primary display
> device (specify its HorizSync and VertRefresh in the Monitor section of
> your X config file) and the flat panel is the secondary display device
> (specify its HorizSync andVertRefresh through the SecondMonitorHorizSync
> and SecondMonitorVertRefreshoptions).
Sure, but that quote has no relevance to what you were discussing originally.
> > I'm not sure where you got this from, but its not true.
> Maybe no longer true, if your laptop is new (mine is one year old) and
> has a dvi connector. We can read in Nvidia readme:
> NOTE: anything attached to a 15 pin VGA connector is regarded by the
> driver as a CRT. "DFP" should only be used to refer to digital flat
> panels connected via a DVI port.
Again, that has nothing to do with your original statement. You've
proven that you can read the README, but you apparently don't
understand it very well.
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