[tlinux-users 00318] Re: tecra 8100
bestonnet_00 at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 1 22:49:01 JST 2009
In all likelihood you will never get it to work.
Fn-F5 can sometimes be a bit of a problem on Toshiba laptops although with a laptop from that era I'd except it to still work for switching between LCD and VGA output. TV-out though would require display driver support which the driver you're using is not likely to have (I think that model had a neomagic video chipset which I've heard can be a bit of pain under Linux).
The correct cable is probably the 3.5 mm 4 conductor cable although without the necessary software support you won't be using it (though Windows with the correct drivers could do TV-out).
--- On Mon, 6/1/09, Edmond Chin <sgc91flc95 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Edmond Chin <sgc91flc95 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [tlinux-users 00317] tecra 8100
> To: tlinux-users at ml.toshiba-dme.co.jp
> Date: Monday, June 1, 2009, 10:09 PM
> Someone gave me a Tecra 8100 which i
> loaded ubuntu jaunty on. This is working well except I
> can't get the the TV-out/Fn-F5 function to work. I don't
> believe its a cable connection problem since the PC screen
> never "blanks" out when I hit Fn-F5 like the Tecra 8200
> machine (runs on Windows 2000) does. For the record, I
> have tried two cables: 1) the typical RCA-RCA cable, where
> from one plug I removed the outside metal flanges leaving
> the straight metal pole. The other is a 3.5mm plug that is
> connected the three RCA plugs, R, W and Y.
> If anyone has figured out how to make the TV-out function
> works, I would appreciated your solution. Thanks in
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