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Using two video outputs simultaneously (VGA and DVI) on Acer Travelmate 8104WLMi

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Hi there,

I have just bought an Acer Travelmate 8104WLMi, which has both VGA and DVI video connections.  I want to use the laptop primarily to run conference presentations at an upcoming event.  I haven't received the product yet, so I can't try it myself.

The presentations will be screened via projector on a large screen behind the speaker.  As the Asus has both VGA and DVI outputs ideally I would like to port the video out to both the VGA (going to the projector) and via the DVI going to a stand-alone TFT monitor facing towards the panel of speakers so they can follow the presentations without having to turn around continually and look at the screen behind them.

Is this technically possible, or would it be a choice of either the VGA or DVI outputting at any one time?  Also, the screen of the laptop wouild have to be active, so the speaker can follow the presentation.  The Asus has an ATI Mobility Radeon X700 Pro PCI-E dedicated 128MB card and supports DualView.  PC is a 2GHz Sonoma with 2GHz RAM

If not possible, is there a way to piggy back off the VGA signal to drive the projector and an additional monitor (or even two)?

Thanks for any help with this one!

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