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Inspiron 6000, x300, and clone mode

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Anonymous
July 23, 2005 5:36:48 PM

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I have a new Inspiron 6000 with the ATI x300 video card. I am trying
to put it into "clone mode" to copy the desktop onto the s-video port.
I can't find a switch, or a checkbox, or anything to do this. Does
anyone know how to put this into "clone mode."

Thanks

Loki
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 1:28:48 AM

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Are you sure clone mode works with the s-video port? It works with the VGA
port by just cycling through the function keys.

What resolution are you trying? It won't work at anything greater than
1024x768.

Tom
"Loki74" <berinator@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a new Inspiron 6000 with the ATI x300 video card. I am trying
> to put it into "clone mode" to copy the desktop onto the s-video port.
> I can't find a switch, or a checkbox, or anything to do this. Does
> anyone know how to put this into "clone mode."
>
> Thanks
>
> Loki
>
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 2:40:47 AM

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Interesting... I hadn't even thought that it might not work on just
that port. I HAVE tried scaling down the resolution, to no avail. Had
both monitors matching at 640x480 at one point (boy, that looks ugly on
a laptop:) , No dice.

You would think it would be the other way around. (at least) I would
think "extended desktop" would be the only thing you coul do with a
dual montitor system, and cloning would only work with S-vid. But who
knows, I am not the braintrust. :) 

Thanks

Loki
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Anonymous
July 24, 2005 2:21:26 PM

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"Loki74" <berinator@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1122183647.357427.110900@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Interesting... I hadn't even thought that it might not work on just
> that port. I HAVE tried scaling down the resolution, to no avail. Had
> both monitors matching at 640x480 at one point (boy, that looks ugly on
> a laptop:) , No dice.
>
> You would think it would be the other way around. (at least) I would
> think "extended desktop" would be the only thing you coul do with a
> dual montitor system, and cloning would only work with S-vid. But who
> knows, I am not the braintrust. :) 
>
> Thanks
>
> Loki
>

Well, I use the S-Video port on my desktop and use it in Extended Desktop
mode, so I know that works. I use it as my home theatre. Don't know about
Clone mode.

Tom
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 2:22:49 AM

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I was unable to find a solution anywhere, so I emailed ATI and asked.
To my surprise, they responded, and the solution works! The screen
will go blank for a few seconds, but it is stepping down the
resolution. But, it works! Here are the steps...

-----

Enabling Clode Mode using the ATI Control Panel software :-

- Right Click on the Desktop.
- Go to Properties => Settings
- Choose monitor "2", Left-Click once.
- Un-Check "Extend my Windows Desktop onto this monitor"
- Left Click on monitor "1"
- Click on "Advanced"
- Choose "Displays"
- Click on the Red button to the upper-left of the Television. It will
become Green.
- You are now in "Clone Mode".


It appears to be undocumented. Weird.

Enjoy!

Loki :) 
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 2:27:51 PM

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Great to know! I'm saving this one.

TOm
"Loki74" <berinator@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1122528169.275735.115630@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>I was unable to find a solution anywhere, so I emailed ATI and asked.
> To my surprise, they responded, and the solution works! The screen
> will go blank for a few seconds, but it is stepping down the
> resolution. But, it works! Here are the steps...
>
> -----
>
> Enabling Clode Mode using the ATI Control Panel software :-
>
> - Right Click on the Desktop.
> - Go to Properties => Settings
> - Choose monitor "2", Left-Click once.
> - Un-Check "Extend my Windows Desktop onto this monitor"
> - Left Click on monitor "1"
> - Click on "Advanced"
> - Choose "Displays"
> - Click on the Red button to the upper-left of the Television. It will
> become Green.
> - You are now in "Clone Mode".
>
>
> It appears to be undocumented. Weird.
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Loki :) 
>
!