How to switch laptop video under Linux?

I have a dell laptop that switches the vga output signal between the internal and external monitor when I hit function-F8 under Windows XP.

Is there a way to accomplish the same switching under Linux?
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  1. Most function keys I've encountered don't require an OS to use - their functions are hard wired, and will produce the same result under any OS. Now, whether or not Linux will crash when it receives the command is a different story...but I'm sure it won't be that bad.
  2. same. its the bios that controls the external vga output not the operating system check bios.
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