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mblack3

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Hello
I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 lap top. I usually run Linux and i wanted to project some stuff at a church retreat but couldnt. I hit the Fn-F8 (CRT>LCD) button that usually works in Vista but it was like ignored
How could i fix this so that next time, i wont look like a dork haha
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Hey mblack3,

You could try restarting the X window system (Ctrl-Alt-Del) while the projection is plugged in. Note that this will cause you to reset up the presentation material after a re-login.

What type of video card do you have? If unsure, open up the Terminal and type:
lspci | grep VGA

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this is what came out

lspci | grep VGA
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In ubuntu restarting xserver is a little different.

From the terminal:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

Then hit CTRL+ALT+F1

Log in, then type:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
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