Keystrokes to swith to external monitor

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Keystrokes to swith to external monitor

Postby jmpaq on Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:00 am

Hi from the newbie again.
This time I inherited a sony vaio (MODEL PCG-7V1M, Service tag C3LNBPUZ).
This laptop, circa 2007 has a cracked screen and pretty difficult to read.
I would like to use it as a desktop pc running linux mint 14 cinnamon.

I would need to be able to use the external monitor even during the installation process.
my question is the following:
Is there an easy way (few keystrokes) to switch to an external monitor in Mint?

thanks in advance,
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Re: Keystrokes to swith to external monitor

Postby viking777 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:11 am

It shouldn't need any keystrokes at all, it should just work when you plug it in. Have you actually tried it yet?

Mind you I used to have a Sony Vaio myself a long time ago, in general they hate linux.
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Re: Keystrokes to swith to external monitor

Postby Tymas on Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:00 pm

sooo... did this ever get answered?

I have a very similar issue, i have a Toshiba laptop, and has a cracked screen, and when i start the mint, it activates the internal LCD display (which of course is unreadable) and deactivates the external, i need the external to work, just like the original poster said, in a few keystrokes or by passing some lines to the boot loader please.
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