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    Toshiba A305 - how to switch video mode?

    I installed Ubuntu on a friend's A305 because XP wouldn't install and he'd like to be able to use his HDTV as a monitor. Previously there was a hotkey (CTRL+ALT+F7 I think...) that would change the video mode to allow him to use the external VGA port. Does anyone know how to do this with Ubuntu installed?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Toshiba A305 - how to switch video mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by 47_MasoN_47 View Post
    I installed Ubuntu on a friend's A305 because XP wouldn't install and he'd like to be able to use his HDTV as a monitor. Previously there was a hotkey (CTRL+ALT+F7 I think...) that would change the video mode to allow him to use the external VGA port. Does anyone know how to do this with Ubuntu installed?

    Thanks.

    Use nvidia-settings...

    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/dual-monit...th-nvidia.html

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    Re: Toshiba A305 - how to switch video mode?

    I don't believe it has an NVidia card though. The vendor was something that started with a C.
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    Re: Toshiba A305 - how to switch video mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by 47_MasoN_47 View Post
    I installed Ubuntu on a friend's A305 because XP wouldn't install and he'd like to be able to use his HDTV as a monitor. Previously there was a hotkey (CTRL+ALT+F7 I think...) that would change the video mode to allow him to use the external VGA port. Does anyone know how to do this with Ubuntu installed?

    Thanks.
    If it is an ATI or Intel card, have a look here:
    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Xorg_RandR_1.2
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