[mythtv-users] TV signal out?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Dec 29 20:25:49 UTC 2006


On Dec 29, 2006, at 1:21 PM, Stef Coene wrote:

> On Friday 29 December 2006 16:27, Trent Carbe wrote:
>> Hi again,
>>
>>   The link is for the Windows world, and I have done this exactly  
>> when I
>> had Win98 installed on the laptop. With Win98 I got picture onto  
>> the TV by
>> pressing the 'Fn' key and 'F5'.
> Are you sure this is not working?  On my thinkpad, I can use fn +  
> f5 to active
> the vga out in linux and windows.  This is a hardware switch, so it  
> works
> regardless the os.
> For the compaq laptop I once tried, if I connect the tv-out before  
> powering on
> the laptop, everything is displayed on the tv.  Including the  
> compaq logo and
> the bios stuff.

Some laptops have a selection in the BIOS setup to choose "VGA", "TV"  
or "BOTH".

Might try looking through the setup screens.


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