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capitanjackal
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:36 am    Post subject: Powerbook G4 12" and external lcd Reply with quote

Hi all

I've a 12"powerbook with nvidia go5200 and I would like to use the Apple Cinema 20" as primary monitor.
I reach to make work the 20" to 1680*1050 that it's great but the 12" lcd of the powerbook doesn't power off.
I see strange things moving when I move the mouse like the wrong refresh rates.
How can turn off the powerbook lcd ?

thanks

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if the same applies, but on PPC with regular OSX it takes some work to turn off the LCD screen with iBooks (at least the 12" models). Of course an application like 'sleepless' works as it loads an additional kernel module to the Darwin kernel for the monitor to sleep (visible via 'Console'), so the solution may be to take a look at sleepless, see if it accesses a specific area of the kernel that's visible to devs, and submit a bugreport to the kernel devs to try and get your feature added to the kernel. To be honest though, I have no clue if X offers that particular kind of support at this time though (although it is available in OSX and Windows), so for the time being maybe just shutting the laptop's screen and using a USB keyboard/mouse combo is the only solution =\...
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