[Dclug] fun with xrandr
hawson at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 08:44:43 EST 2009
On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 00:51, Maxwell Spangler
<maxlists at maxwellspangler.com> wrote:
> Was working with xrandr the other day on my HP laptop trying to get
> S-Video out and I thought, maybe we'll change the resolution on my
> laptop's LCD screen to 800x600 and then clone it on the TV?
> Here's a video showing what happens. I panic every time I do this (done
> it many times and it still lives.)
> 1. working 1680x1050 display
> 2. randr resize to 800x500
> 3. quickly, in a panic, move to virtual console #2..
> i thought I blew the CCFL backlight or something or Mr. Smith from the
> Matrix was about to bust through the door.
I had an old compaq laptop that would do that under certain
circumstances. After freaking out the first few times, it seemed to
be harmless and let it go. I never did figure out what caused it
though. Anyone have any ideas?
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