• We did not send an email asking for donations - please read this post.

DISPLAYING LAPTOP SCREEN ON TV

yipekyo

New Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2022
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Credits
27
hi yall, thanks for any help yall can give. i have linux mint 21 and my tv hooked to the laptop.
Under display setting, it shows "unknown monitor" when i click "detect displays"
But IT JUST WONT SHOW ON MY TV DISPLAY.

The only thing i could find on prior threads is to bring resolution down to 800 x 600 which i did.
STILL NOTHING.

just started linux because i loathe g666gle and micr060606^^^^
but if i cant get this to work, i cant use linux.

THANKS FOR ANY HELP YALL
ronee
 
Last edited by a moderator:


KGIII

Super Moderator
Staff member
Gold Supporter
Joined
Jul 23, 2020
Messages
7,413
Reaction score
6,396
Credits
60,119
Does your laptop have an Fn button with a monitor-looking icon on it? Press Fn and toggle that and see if it helps.

Also, this is a PG13 site.
 
OP
Y

yipekyo

New Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2022
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Credits
27
Does your laptop have an Fn button with a monitor-looking icon on it? Press Fn and toggle that and see if it helps.

Also, this is a PG13 site.
i think you mean G. Either way, fair enough. i will be respectfull and honor that rule from hereon. sorry bout that.
4me, it is just that i am sooooooooo over technocracy. The 060606 reference is to kill gates and ms intl patent 2020-060606 that
does 2way communication from a person via graphene oxide in ALL OF US to ms via persons cell phone, right now being tested in south africa.
i will try the fn. thanks
 
Last edited:

Brickwizard

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 28, 2021
Messages
3,155
Reaction score
2,046
Credits
23,484
In mint, the usual switch is FN+F8, But some laptops will need to have the bios settings modified
 

wizardfromoz

Administrator
Staff member
Gold Supporter
Joined
Apr 30, 2017
Messages
7,799
Reaction score
6,625
Credits
28,757
G'day @yipekyo from DownUnder and welcome to linux.org :)

I may not be able to help you myself, but if you give us the make and model of the TV it may assist.

Chris Turner
wizardfromoz
 

arochester

Moderator
Staff member
Gold Supporter
Joined
Apr 25, 2017
Messages
1,677
Reaction score
1,339
Credits
3,385
I agree with @wizardfromoz. Make and model of your TV?

Make and model of your laptop?

Method of connection? VGA? HDMI?

On my smart TV, you have to choose the "source" of the signal.
 

MikeWalsh

Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2022
Messages
93
Reaction score
92
Credits
1,157
If you are using a laptop with a nvidia card you might want to check drivers.

Huh. I concur with @DexTheDog ; Nvidia has a reputation for being "awkward" in some important respects under Linux. The 'official' drivers are a must-have, 'cos the kernel's "nouveau" driver can't always cut the mustard.....


Mike. ;)
 
$100 Digital Ocean Credit
Get a free VM to test out Linux!

Linux.org Hosting Donations
Consider making a donation

Members online


Top