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Which display?

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Registered: 06-08-2007

Which display?

I should really know the answer to this, but I just can't figure it out.

I have an NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 Home Cinema system. The graphics card has a DVI output (which can be converted to a standard VGA monitor output), and also a USB "breakout" box, which gives phono and S-video outputs.

When I boot up with something connected to the S-video output, the DVI/VGA output is disabled. When I boot up without something connected to the S-video output, the S-video output is disabled, and the DVI/VGA output is enabled. Simply plugging something into the S-video output doesn't enable it.

My problem is that I can't find any way of either having both outputs enabled at the same time, or even switching between the outputs without rebooting. I have looked through all the settings of the graphics card, and can't find anything.

If I remember correctly, there's a key press (something like CTRL+F5) that is used on laptops to change between an external screen and the laptop's screen, but I'm not sure what the key press is, so I can't try it out.

Does anybody know what the key press is, or does anybody have any other ideas?

Thank-you in advance.