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Bug 33911 - External monitor for iBook FAQ
Summary: External monitor for iBook FAQ
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs-user
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Gentoo Linux PPC FAQ (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Benny Chuang (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-11-20 02:56 UTC by Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED)
Modified: 2003-11-20 22:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-20 02:56:24 UTC
Hi Gentoo-Team,

I've written a small HOWTO about how to bring the external monitor to life on
the IBook.
I think it would fit well into the PPC-FAQ.
I would supply a version with the layout/colors of the FAQ-Document if wanted.
Comment 1 Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-20 03:32:42 UTC
Btw, this is an e-mail to From: Christoph Mockenhaupt <>
Comment 2 Benny Chuang (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-20 04:26:57 UTC
how do you want it? a link and a breif description added to the faq?
or implent it in? 
Comment 3 Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-20 04:41:59 UTC
Implement it. I do not want to refer to sites gentoo doesn't control.

The FAQ doesn't need to be as elaborate as the example is, but if it is a good FAQ  (we should ask this to some PPC ppl) we should implement it.
Comment 4 Benny Chuang (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-20 04:49:48 UTC
I'll take care of it :)
I'll survey around in #gentoo-ppc
Comment 5 Benny Chuang (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-20 22:20:03 UTC
Reply from Kevyn Shortell <>:
The stock answer is no, as external monitor support is not supportedacross the entire ibook line due to video card differances between thevarious models. that webpage while it worked for the owner, it's not acatch all answer. In fact that guide won't work for my ibook. Externalmonitor support is still in its infancy and as such there isn't a guidethat will handle all of them. Some of the models require additionalsoftware to do it, some the software doesn't exist for it yet.

so I'll mark it as WONTFIX