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Old 03-13-08, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Switching between DVI and VGA


When using Linux on my MaxBookPro (Santa Rosa, 8600M GT), I can use the DVI output without any problems. However, if I want to use a projector, or another VGA device, I have to edit xorg.conf and explicitely set
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0,CRT-0"

Just restarting X with the DVI-VGA adapter doesn't do anything - no output will be displayed, but the X log file looks like everything is ok - both displays are detected, the correct resolutions are detected, but no output on the external display.
It can be pretty annoying to have to restart X just to switch to VGA (and back again), so I was wondering if there's something I can do? Or does anybody know if support for switching will be added to the driver at some point?

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Old 03-13-08, 07:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: Switching between DVI and VGA

Don't use ConnectedMonitor. Try using "UseDisplayDevice" "CRT" instead. This will tell the driver to use a CRT when one is detected, and it'll fall back to its normal logic if there isn't one.

You should be able to use the display configuration page in nvidia-settings to switch display devices.
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