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Re: [TCLUG:4926] docked dell latitude with RH 5.2

Thanks for the help.  I had to go out of town unexpectedly so I could only
try this out recently.  Anyway, I did everything you suggested.
Xconfigurator seemed to work fine.  It probed everything and the settings
all matched my hardware documentation.  The monitor flashed like it
usually does during probing.  I checked the time stamps on the X files
to make sure they had actually been created correctly and skimmed thru
	Unfortunately, when I try to startx the monitor still goes into
power save mode.  Occasionally I can switch to another terminal (eg
alt-ctrl-F2) but I can't kill the xserver with alt-ctrl-bckspc.  Sometimes
it locks the monitor up hard and I have to reboot.
	Any suggetion is welcome.

On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Chris Kesler wrote:

> Assuming that your docking station's video hardware is supported, I'd
> suggest running Xconfigurator while the laptop is docked.  Back up your X
> and XF86Config first:
> cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.undocked
> ln /etc/X11/X /etc/X11/X.undocked
> Then run Xconfigurator and hopefully it will probe your new display
> hardware correctly and create a new XF86Config.  If it doesn't probe it,
> of course you can select it from the list of cards.
> If X is working now and it's on the correct display, then you could make
> copies of the current stuff
> cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.docked
> ln /etc/X11/X /etc/X11/X.docked
> Then you can create two scripts, one to start X when your docked, and one
> when you're not.  Name them xdock and xnot, or something.  xnot
> could be like this:
> #!/bin/bash
> # startx undocked
> cp -f /etc/X11/XF86Config.undocked /etc/X11/XF86Config
> ln -f /etc/X11/X.undocked /etc/X11/X
> startx
> I hope that works for you.
> Chris
> On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Dan Middleton wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 	I'm new to the list.  I've got a laptop with 5.2 on it and
> > recently got a docking station.  X worked fine on the laptop's lcd, but
> > when I put it in the docking station it won't recognize that its supposed
> > to hit the crt instead.  This is only a problem when I try to start X.
> > Otherwise the scsi connetion forwards the console to the crt just fine.
> > 	Any thoughts?
> > 
> > --Dan
> > 
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