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How to connect Puppy 4.21 laptop VGA output to TV set?
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blaarghalltheusernamesare

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PostPosted: Fri 21 May 2010, 21:29    Post subject:  How to connect Puppy 4.21 laptop VGA output to TV set?
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I have a HP laptop that i tried connection to my TV through the VGA port, but the TV can't find a signal. Can anybody help me with this? Do you know how much it sucks to watch MIB with your family on a laptop screen?

Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Fri 21 May 2010, 23:35    Post subject:  

What input connectors does your TV have? HDMI? RCA connectors? Fahnestock clips?
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PostPosted: Sat 22 May 2010, 15:58    Post subject:  

It's got HDMI, Component, Composite (The yellow Connector, and PC input (A VGA port). I've also tried connecting a normal computer monitor to the laptop, but that didn't work either.
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PostPosted: Sat 22 May 2010, 16:12    Post subject:  

Aaah, I see. Let's get it to work with the normal monitor first, then switch to the TV.

What version of Puppy are you using, and what have you tried so far?
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PostPosted: Sat 22 May 2010, 16:51    Post subject:  

blaarghalltheusernamesare wrote:
I've also tried connecting a normal computer monitor to the laptop, but that didn't work either.

The laptops usually have some magic key combination for switching between internal and external displays. (For example: Fn + some key).

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blaarghalltheusernamesare

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PostPosted: Sun 23 May 2010, 17:19    Post subject:  

I am running puppy 4.2.1. I have tried using Fn-F4 (the monitor key on my laptop). it didn't really work. And YES everything IS hooked up correctly. it worked in windows.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 May 2010, 14:14    Post subject:  

Hello? anybody there?
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the_BIG_puppy

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PostPosted: Thu 27 May 2010, 15:18    Post subject:  

Have you tried different resolutions?
When i connect the laptop to my tv, I need to change to 1024x768 because my tv does not support my laptops default resolution of 1280x800.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 May 2010, 17:46    Post subject:  

i've tried that, but the problem is that nothing's getting out of the VGA port at all. All i see is a NO SIGNAL warning, not the MODE NOT SUPPORTED message i got with windows when the resolution was too low.
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jun 2010, 18:17    Post subject:  

Hello? you guys still alive??
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jun 2010, 18:30    Post subject:  

You need to connect the vga cable before turning the computer on to get the external monitor to be detected properly.
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jun 2010, 18:45    Post subject:  

It works for "Lobster"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4S7MKuNqc4

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jun 2010, 16:43    Post subject:  

YEEES!! IT WORKED!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Thanks! i finally got it to work on the computer monitor. now i'll try the TV(fingers crossed).
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jun 2010, 17:01    Post subject:  

It works with the TV now!! SOLVED!!
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jun 2010, 17:23    Post subject:  

blaarghalltheusernamesare wrote:
It works with the TV now!! SOLVED!!


Geat news.

Does your laptop have the hi-def outputs?

What finally got it working?

Would you please edit your initial post subject as solved?

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