From: Randal Whittle (rwhittle_at_usa.net)
Date: Fri Apr 02 1999 - 10:07:35 EST
At 08:58 PM 4/1/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I can understand your situation and I sympathize with you. I know there
>are many cases where doing a presentation works best while having both
>the LCD and the projector turned on.
>However, the situation you describe isn't a bug/glitch. The reason the
>system behaves that way is a physical design constraint of LCD screens
>and the laptop's video subsystem. The LCD has a fixed resolution and
>I guess for people using their laptops with external projectors
>regularly, matching the resolution of the laptop's LCD with the
>projector's is an important purchasing consideration.
Sorry to burst y'all's bubble, but although you describe this well, it
*doesn't* describe how/why other laptops don't have the problem!
My brother's Toshiba outputs whatever appropriate signal he selects, even
when driving both the LCD and a projector.
To me, that means IBM screwed up on this one.
- Randy Whittle
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