[Wolves] OTT: switching to external vga monitor

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 11:32:55 UTC 2016

My HP Pavilion switches to external monitor by pressing fn+f4.  I've
been running Linux on it for a lot longer than it had Windows on it
too :)

On 24 January 2016 at 10:58, James Turner <james at turnersoft.co.uk> wrote:
> On 24/01/16 09:31, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint wrote:
>> hi
>> thanx
>> 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,
>> correct?
> Have you also tried pressing Fn+F4 to change display? I'm mildly
> surprised that F4 on its own would do it - perhaps this is controlled by
> a software application.
> Here are a few other items on the Internet which I came across:
> A forum poster (albeit for different laptop model) has managed to get an
> external monitor running from power-on by opening the case and
> disconnecting the ribbon cable for the internal display:
> http://ccm.net/forum/affich-292576-external-monitor-broken-laptop-during-boot
> The CQ58 service manual can be found here, although having skimmed
> through it I didn't notice any mention of any lid closure switch/sensor.
> http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03593268.pdf
> I'm not familiar with your specific model, so coming to an end to my
> ideas. Hope you manage to figure it out.
> James
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