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External monitor problem and hack
Authored by: DylanMuir on Jul 29, '04 04:26:17AM
I have an external monitor connected to my Powerbook 12", which I use in conjunction with the laptop screen. Using this script worked fine for me, dropping out to the FUS login window when falling asleep. However, when I woke the machine up and logged in, the external monitor would not 'recover' from the blue sleep screen.

Forcing 'detect displays' in System Preferences didn't recover the screen, nor did unplugging the video cable and reconnecting! But I noticed that when I used the Apple FUS menu to manually drop back to the FUS login window, I didn't have this problem.

I don't know the cause, but I found that adding

sleep 4
to the end of the .sleep script stopped it from happening.

Any ideas as to the cause, and a proper solution instead of this silly hack?


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External monitor problem and hack
Authored by: neosputnik on Jul 29, '04 03:11:59PM

I have a 15 inch Titanium Powerbook and have experienced a variant of this problem.

At work I have an external monitor connected to my PowerBook. At home, I use the laptop without an external monitor. When I took my system home and woke it from sleep, the screen recognized the fact that there was no external monitor, but all of the applications with windows formerly on the external monitor became "ghosts". I could see them in Expose, but I couldn't make them visible on the main screen. The "ghost" of the external monitor continued to appear in the display menu, and Detect Displays did nothing...

I'll try the sleep 4 command and see if that hack works for me as well... but it woud be great to understand how to make this work right.

Great hint, by the way!

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