[Wolves] [SB] how do i get grub to switch to external monitor

Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint mark.croft.lug at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 00:11:39 UTC 2016

i guess i am not with it when it comes to new uefi bios rules and how
it all works , like kevin said  , we just hope it works its a black
box it does what it does most of the time. i guess it about time we
let go off the old 16bit bios and make the next leap into the future
hopefully a more open one. I been reading about how to change the bios
settings from linux it seems like thats the next big challange i can
see a need to a unified way of changing a number of desktop machines
without the need to go to each one manual and change something manual
in each bios setup. seems to virtualisation is the solution as far as
i can see from comments about how to acheive the desire goal.

good nite linuxers.


On 28 January 2016 at 00:07, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint
<mark.croft.lug at gmail.com> wrote:
> my old toshiba hw - http://pastebin.com/51nGen0m
> On 27 January 2016 at 22:11, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint
> <mark.croft.lug at gmail.com> wrote:
>> i got it working in the end with help of david morley on facebook
>> chat. turned out that it was able to see the dvd and boot from it ,
>> the key was pressing enter and waiting for a bit for linux too boot
>> off the live disk. then it was just a case of deleting all the
>> partions off another hard drive , keeping the 500gb for another day
>> challange(kept windows on it maybe i will be able to get the password
>> reset or whatever needs done to get access to windows 8).
>> it something to do with the new modern bios uefi and secure boot which
>> is now supported very well in ubuntu and linux mint 17.3 64bit. just
>> need to do some tweeks to my new system and it all systems go.
>> already a lot quieter then my old laptop and about 3/4 times faster.
>> hardware details - http://pastebin.com/FvQNfG3c
>> i would like to know from the HP on this forum what he is on about
>> bios drivers (not sure he that clued up on this stuff and how did he
>> get the role if he knows so little about how the bios works)
>> http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/switching-to-external-monitor-ASAP-so-i-get-into-BIOS-screen/m-p/5471220#M125600
>> guess i was not that clear with my english again ... really need to
>> take a stand back and read it 10 or 20 times to make sure it reads
>> correct.
>> On 27 January 2016 at 22:01, James Turner <james at turnersoft.co.uk> wrote:
>>> On 27/01/16 19:46, James Turner wrote:
>>>> You can download/burn a bootable ISO containing a utility which can be
>>>> used to the password, e.g.
>>> Missing verb! Should be "...used to reset the password..." of course.
>>>> http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
>>> J.
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