Have you looked in the BIOS setup?
Some laptop models have a means of setting the primary video output.
Hello..sory if this has been asked before. Maybe I didnt use the right search terms.
I have an old Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop(broken screen) that I want to use as a car pc. Is there a way to get the display to permanently output to an external monitor/lillyput without pressing Fn+F8? I would hate to have to press those buttons each time because I plan on installing this laptop in the trunk.
Thats exactly what I was thinking. But unfortunately, i can't change the settings from my BIOS. I'm about to search the FAQ's, and Wiki some more. Thanks a bunch for the advice
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I figured it out. However if I were to disconnect the laptop, the settings would go back to default. Took all of 5 seconds to set up. For anyone that wants to know...I have a Dell and these are the steps I followed.
1. Right click on empty desktop space
2. Click settings tab
3. Click on disabled monitor( #2 in my case)
4. Check the box labeled.."Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor"