Intel Linux driver (i810) question

Carlos Eduardo R. Diógenes cerdiogenes at
Wed Feb 21 07:13:22 PST 2007


I have a DELL Latitude D510 with an i915GM, that use
the i810 driver.

Two switch to CRT I only have to press Fn + F8
(CRT/LCD) and when I want to go back to LCD I press
these keys again.

Best regards,

--- Bernt Christandl <beb at MPA-Garching.MPG.DE>

> Dear all,
> i'm sorry if this is one of the dumb questions,
> but i couldn't find an archive of this mailinglist 
> (neither at "" nor
> elsewhere... where is it actually?)
> Since years i have a growing problem and now it's
> really nasty:
> How am i supposed to use the external
> VGA/Beamer-port on laptops
> that have some kind of Intel-onboard-graphics under
> Linux with
> the driver "i810"?
> What we want to do is this: Give a presentation that
> includes
> (selfmade) movies.
> In the past (e.g. with Dell X200) we used to use
> "i810switch"
> to turn the VGA-output on and off and everything
> worked fine.
> Now (e.g. Dell X1) i have no good choice any longer:
> If i use "i810switch" i can see the movies, but the
> text is
> flickering heavily (actually smaller fonts become
> unreadable!).
> Or i use "i855crt" and the text stays
> rock-solid on the screen, but then the movies could
> only be seen
> on the laptop screen, not on the "beamer-screen"
> (and despite the docs
> i was not able to switch the movie-output over to
> the crt).
> The above is true for whatever distro/kernel/xorg
> version i've tried,
> until now e.g. opensuse-10.2 and xorg-7.1.1
> Is this a problem of my xorg.conf? Has someone a
> solution? Or a hint?
> With regards,
> Bernt Christandl
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