View Full Version : [ubuntu] Q45: pb switching to LCD external video projector

May 5th, 2008, 01:55 PM
Hi everybody,

I can't use an external LCD projector with my Samsung Q45 running Hardy (nvidia GM 8400 graphics card): no way to switch to external display when in graphical mode (in text mode everything works fine).

I don't think it's only a metter of Fn+F4 key, nor of resolution, because when I use the nvidia package to set display(s) parameters, all I see is the Q45 display, even if an external LCD is attached :-(

Did anyone have the same problem and fixed it?

Thanks in advance!

May 21st, 2008, 04:12 PM
anyone here ? ;-)

July 2nd, 2008, 09:41 PM
OK, problem is solved: FN-keys are disabled in Hardy on this laptop model. Thus, the only way to switch to the other display is to use the menu System/Administration/Nvidia X server settings WITH THE LCD PLUGGED IN and running, and then to manually switch to the LCD using the menu.

Hope it can help whoever owns this type of machine and runs into the same trouble :) ...