Using SVideo connector

Backup your xorg.conf file first. Really. You have been warned.

pushd /etc/X11;sudo cp xorg.conf;popd
  • Plug in the svideo cable to your TV
  • Optional: Turn off extra effects (compiz) to gain more screen area if you are running AWN
  • Reboot Linux
  • Will boot on laptop LCD but once it gets to GDM will put output on both laptop and TV. Screen resolution will be automatically reduced.
  • When done, remove svideo cable and reboot laptop to get to original configuration.

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