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Author Topic: Additional Monitor Display Issue  (Read 1730 times)


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Additional Monitor Display Issue
« on: December 05, 2010, 01:09:45 pm »

The Compaq Evo N620c laptop I'm using has a damaged screen, which makes it unusable (looks like someone's spilled treacle onto it!).

Normally I plug in a large 21" LCD monitor, and this works fine.

However, I accidentally started the laptop without this monitor plugged in and got, on the laptop screen, the great VL6.0 display screen and graphics (very nice!) which I could see part of, despite the damaged screen.  Also, the screen saver came on automatically.

When I boot up with the extra monitor plugged in, I do not get this display, just a blank screen in mid-blue, with of course the functional screen elements and icons OK, just no nice wallpaper from VL.  Also there is no screen saver functionality.

Can I get the system with extra monitor to display fully, and deploy the screen saver?

Compaq Armada E500, i686 Pentium III, 512Mb RAM, 3.2 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 5.9 Standard

Fujitsu Lifebook, i686 Pentium M, 1.7 GHz, 1028Mb RAM, 40 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 6.0 Standard

Compaq Evo, i686 Pentium M, 1.4 GHz, 512Mb RAM, 40 Gb HDD, running Vector Linux 6.0 Standard