Toshiba laptop not working with projector correctly
Posted on 2006-11-09
After i bought my Toshiba Satellite P105-S6114 laptop I wiped the drive and installed Windows 2003. I installed all the drivers that were available on the Toshiba website (although they said they were for windows xp since there are no drivers for windows 2003) including the video and chipset drivers and now everything works except i cannot make the laptop output the video to a projector using svideo or vga. I tried pushing Fn + each one of the function keys (although Fn+F8 is what is marked as the one to push) but it does not work (there is no indication that i am pushing any keys on the keyboard).
I am testing with my resolution set to 800x600 (both displays).
I know the projector works fine at 800x600 because other laptops project with no problem.
Other function keys work (like dimming or brightening the screen).
I can choose to "extend" my desktop in display settings and the projector acts as another monitor (it doesn't have a taskbar/start menu or desktop icons but i can drag windows over to it). So my laptop and my projector show two different desktops. This would kind of be ok for presenting except that when i am presenting i use powerpoint and when i run my powerpoint presentation it automatically uses my laptop screen (even if the instance of powerpoint is open on the projector's desktop).
I think this is an issue with my keyboard. Is there a software method for accomplishing what the Fn+F8 key does (show the exact same desktop on the projector as i see on my laptop)? Alternatively, is there a way to get my keyboard keys to do what they are labeled to do?