[Wolves] OTT: switching to external vga monitor

Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint mark.croft.lug at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 09:31:59 UTC 2016



i can't find the lid sensor i guess its an internal one part of the screen flip.

seems like it software driven not part of the BIOS , cos the f4 key
only works when windows is up and running waiting for login password,


On 24 January 2016 at 00:48, James Turner <james at turnersoft.co.uk> wrote:
> On 23/01/16 11:13, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint wrote:
>> i have a compaq cq58 laptop with broken screen. How do i switch
>> straight away to external monitor , the manuals say f4 but that only
>> works when its get to windows i want to be to switch at bios to kill
>> windows off and put linux mint mate on it
>> thx for all helps
> Many of the HP/Compaq models I've encountered will use the external
> monitor automatically if the lid is closed when you switch them on (e.g.
> by pressing a secondary power button on a docking station).
> Does anything useful happen if you connect/power on the external
> monitor, then hold down the laptop's lid sensor (so that it thinks the
> lid is closed) whilst powering on?
> Regards,
> James
> _______________________________________________
> Wolves LUG mailing list
> Homepage: http://www.wolveslug.org.uk/
> Mailing list: Wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Mailing list home: https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/wolves

More information about the Wolves mailing list