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#1 2016-07-07 11:22:35

heart1010
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Registered: 2015-10-16
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Output to beamer - anything I should know?

Hi,

I want to rent a beamer to bring my bunsenlabs laptop output (websites, office presentation, ...) to the wall.

It's an old laptop with vga output. Do I only have to plug a vga cable from laptop to beamer and switch the beamer on in order to mirror my laptop to the wall?

(or do I manually have to edit config files for that, or is there a gui for this, ...)?

Thanks

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#2 2016-07-07 11:43:57

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Re: Output to beamer - anything I should know?

heart1010 wrote:

Hi,

I want to rent a beamer to bring my bunsenlabs laptop output (websites, office presentation, ...) to the wall.

It's an old laptop with vga output. Do I only have to plug a vga cable from laptop to beamer and switch the beamer on in order to mirror my laptop to the wall?

(or do I manually have to edit config files for that, or is there a gui for this, ...)?

Thanks

Depending on the graphics hardware, the new output can activate automagically, or you have to press a special key combination (Fn key + something), or in either case you might need to activate the output manually. Perhaps you also want to change the screen layout (above the built-in screen, clone the built-in screen, etc) or the resolution.

Check out the 'arandr' utility for the output/layout/screen config part.


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#3 2016-07-11 14:10:33

heart1010
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Re: Output to beamer - anything I should know?

Ok, it worked... but I had to reboot with beamer connected (otherwise nothing helped fn key & co).

Only after rebooting the beamer showed the output immediatly (even the boot console log).

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#4 2016-07-11 14:15:09

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Re: Output to beamer - anything I should know?

Cool, feel free to add [SOLVED] to your thread subject title.

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