no vga output, fedora 18, intel drivers

asked 2013-04-08 15:38:16 -0600

guissepi gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 23:37:37 -0600

mether gravatar image

Hi!, some days ago I bought a VGA chord for my laptop, which is kind of old so I just use it to store movies and watch them with my family some times, so, when I hooked the VGA chord from my laptop to my LCD tv I just get a black screen no picture no nothing, I even tried on my dad's TV which is a LED tv but I get no signal on that one, so I tried a lot of forums which where no help I have tried with "xrandr" I've tried setting it as primary changing its mode, setting vga to auto, etc. So now I came for help(desperate help needed) here is my xrandr output and my system info:

[jdmg@jdmg ~]$ xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 4096 x 4096 LVDS1 connected primary 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 289mm x 210mm 1280x800 60.1 + 1024x768 60.0* 800x600 60.3 56.2
640x480 59.9
VGA1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm 1024x768 60.0* 800x600 60.3 56.2
848x480 60.0
640x480 59.9
TV1 unknown connection (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 848x480 59.9 + 640x480 59.9 + 1024x768 59.9
800x600 59.9
[jdmg@jdmg ~]$ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) [jdmg@jdmg ~]$ cat /etc/issue Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) Kernel \r on an \m (\l)

PLEEASE HEEELP :(

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Run this command and post the results, please: lspci | grep VGA

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-04-08 16:35:17 -0600 )edit

here it is [jdmg@jdmg ~]$ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

guissepi gravatar imageguissepi ( 2013-04-08 16:41:31 -0600 )edit

OK, is that the card you just put in, or the onboard graphics you're trying to replace?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-04-08 16:48:01 -0600 )edit

its an onboard video card on a laptop, I wished I could replace it but I can't get rid of it : /

guissepi gravatar imageguissepi ( 2013-04-08 17:03:31 -0600 )edit

If you've installed a new card, you should be able to disable the onboard card in the BIOS. If you can't find the setting, check with the OEM.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-04-08 18:17:15 -0600 )edit