[ltp] External monitor stays black

Jeffrey L. Taylor linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 1 Dec 2010 17:30:45 -0600

Quoting John Jason Jordan <johnxj@comcast.net>:
> I have tried lots of things, but nothing gets the Viewsonic to display
> a clone of my laptop display. I have spent hours googling, and
> apparently I am the first person in the history of computers that this
> has happened to. Or maybe I am just a bad googler. Probably the latter.

What about 'xrandr --auto'.  THis works on my T41 to turn on the external VGA