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Maybe I misinterpreted
Authored by: sjk on Mar 30, '06 08:03:22PM

I'll try temporarily making an external monitor the primary display, then detaching it and seeing if the internal monitor is used automatically. If that doesn't work I'll investigate your other suggestions (thanks!).

For starters, maybe it's enough to set output-device to screen1 (or other value) in Open Firmware; I'll check that OF variable and other things after making the external monitor primary. That mode wouldn't initially have to have optimal settings, just enough to see things and make adjustments afterwards. Hmm, just noticed "output-device-1 scca" in OF; I'll search for info about that.

I've never used a second monitor on my Macs or I'd probably already know more about this stuff by now.

I'm more than "OK" with the command line.

I'm not thinking the internal monitor will die, just wanting to be prepared with a less expensive option than getting it repaired or buying a new system. I want a safety net for hardware failures whenever possible.

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