Do you know what graphics card it has?
Can you see a Function-Key on the laptop keyboard to switch monitors?
and I will try to find out other info later.
From the specs it seems it has an ATI card. Go to control panel and open the catalyst control center. If given the option, switch to advanced view. You should see a "hotkeys" menu on top. Go there and then select Hotkeys manager.
Select "Display manager" on the hotkeys filter list. Now you should see a list of actions below. Find "switch among displays" and edit that. Select something like ALT + F1 and save the changes.
If you plug a USB keyboard you should be able to switch the display by pressing ALT+F1. If you cant, go back and make sure you saved the change. Once you can switch via keyboard you can use the script I posted before to have windows automatically switch the display on start up.
Make a scheduled task that runs the script every 2 or 3 minutes and you should be ok.
I'll go to the car and try it now. be right back.
can't find catalyst control center under control panel .
do you think your script will work for me? if so, do I need to make any change?
If its a modern lilliput you can set auto power on by pressing a button sequence on the remote. The older models required doing some soldering and adding some simple components to simulate pressing the power button when receiving voltage.
no, my screen turn on fine. in fact I did the Auto turn on mode too by enter the code with remote.
what I trying to say is that I have no input from the laptop when resumed from standby.
so right now I have to turn it off with the power button before turn off the car and boost every time when I get in the car.
i have an ati video card in my laptop (Radeon 7500) and the ati utility also has the option to assign a hotkey to a profile. so i downloaded autohotkey and wrote a short script to send my hotkey command, Alt+F6 (the exclamation point is the alt):
Converted it to an .exe and have it run on resume, and voila no problemo.