I have a Dell Inspiron 8100, and my problem is that it's lcd display backlight bulb is not working.
Is it possible to configure xFree86 to work in my laptop with an external monitor? I have tried
to configure it but failed in getting it working. All I could get is an image full of mad green, white
and black pixels. My external monitor is an AOC CT720g 17" CRT monitor.
Sorry for my late response I was enjoying my vacations.
I install xorg and xfce, it runs smoothly. The problem was
Thanks in advance for your help,
Try using xorg.
Ok, some information:
like iphitus said, you should use xorg, not xfree86.
what video card do you have?
if your external monitor connection on of those with like "Fn+F8" or something - if so, that's a hardware switch... you should configure xorg as if it were being output to only that monitor.
Well you're right it works with the "FN + F8" switch in Windows.
So now I know it is a hardware switch. I will try configuring it as
my only monitor and with XORG. My video card is an NVIDIA GeForce2 GO.
How I can configure it so I can use the hardware switch to alternate
from one monitor to another?
Thanks in advance,
Hmmm, you may want to checkout the configuration docs for the nvidia driver - they have extensive info on dual monitors and things like that. It's in the README, you can find it on their site.