From: Jeremy D. Zawodny (jzawodn_at_wcnet.org)
Date: Sun Apr 11 1999 - 18:53:50 EDT
The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to comp.os.linux.misc as well.
I've had a ThinkPad 380D for about half a year now and it's been
happily running various flavors on Linux. I've been using the binary X
Server for the NeoMagic chip set provided by Red Hat software
(XBF-neomagic-glibc-1.1.0-1.i386 to be exact).
I have absolutely no trouble with it. Works great on the built in
screen. The config file that server shipped with worked out of the
But now I want to feed an external video source using the same
resolution (800x600) and color depth (16bps) so that I can project it
on a wall and demo some stuff at meeting. So, as a test, I hooked it
up to my NEC MultiSync XV17. And I couldn't get squat out of it. When
I press the key combination for "activate external video" the NEC's
green light comes on for a second and it then acts as if it is seeing
no signal at all.
After inspecting my XF86Config file, it would appear that I need a
definition for the external video that the NeoMagic server groks.
Any ideas? Anyone done this before successfully?
-- Jeremy D. Zawodny Web Geek, Perl Hacker, etc. http://www.wcnet.org/~jzawodn/ jzawodn_at_wcnet.org
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