With CentOS 6.4 32-bit on a Toshiba laptop, is it possible to switch video output to LCD/CRT/TV-out as required for a presentation?I installed CentOS 6.3 minimal, upgraded to 6.4 and am... [by aries]
on 05/21/2013 – Made popular on 05/21/2013
My current Toshiba laptop is getting rather long in the tooth, but I've decided to 'tough it out' until Kaveri finally hits the laptop (summer maybe?).
Anyways, my Toshiba laptop has dedicated/Toshiba graphics drivers, and Toshiba sucks at updating their drivers (essentially maybe one or two when the laptop is released, then they stop providing updates).
My daughter's 64 bit Toshiba Satellite L655 suffered from the common Toshiba laptop problem of Invisible battery under Fedora 16.
dmesg | grep batt
would report Battery absent. This appears to be common with Toshiba laptops under Fedora, Ubuntu, Centos, Debian, and BackTrack Linux. Online research pointed to custom kernels, which sound like a headache; and a simpler way using Grub2.
I am trying desperately to make Ubuntu work on my laptop. I want to use windows as little as possible. The fan on my Toshiba laptop never comes on. Once I get into processor heavy stuff my laptop overheats and shuts itself off. I have look at a bunch of old forums but all the links are broken or not detailed enough. i have tryed other forums and it still will not come on.
Here's the brief of it.
I need to set the fan of my laptop to run at full speed when I want.
The less brief is this:
My laptop is old, and I use lm_sensors to keep tabs on CPU temperature as on rare occasion the computer overheats.
The model of the laptop is Toshiba Satellite A205-s4597
The fan runs, and adjusts itself automatically without too much trouble, however I'd like to just set it to &qu