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  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    Posts: 85 from 2015/10/30
    I have an Apple laptop running MorhphOS connected to an external monitor. It works well. The question I have is. When I close the laptop lid, the monitor goes blank. Is there a way to prevent this?

    Thanks

    Donlad
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    polluks
    Posts: 517 from 2007/10/23
    From: Gelsenkirchen,...
    Good question:
    My monitor goes not blank.
    I can move the mouse pointer but unable to click...
    Pegasos II G4: MorphOS 3.9, Zalman M220W · iMac G5 12,1
    Power Mac G3: OSX 10.3 · PowerBook 5,8: OSX 10.5, MorphOS 3.13
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  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    Posts: 62 from 2017/8/7
    Kronos(?) told me a trick for that once. But i am old and can't remember. I believe you had to close the lid early during startup.

    [ Edited by amifrog 16.08.2020 - 22:07 ]
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    igracki
    Posts: 366 from 2003/2/25
    From: Berlin
    I don't think it's a good idea to close the lid while the Powerbook is running because of possible overheating problems!
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  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    Posts: 62 from 2017/8/7
    But it is supported by Apple, iirc.
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2098 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    Quote:

    amifrog wrote:
    But it is supported by Apple, iirc.


    You mean *was*, right? Notice that OSX does disable the backlight though, right? That's because a PowerBook can't cool itself properly while it's closed. We'll try to see what can be done about the external display though. Which model is it exactly?
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  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    Posts: 62 from 2017/8/7
    I can do it right now with my Macbook Pro, with, ehm, recent OS 10.9
    of course PPCs are a different thing

    [ Edited by amifrog 16.08.2020 - 23:11 ]
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  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    Posts: 85 from 2015/10/30
    Quote:

    jacadcaps wrote:
    Quote:

    amifrog wrote:
    But it is supported by Apple, iirc.


    You mean *was*, right? Notice that OSX does disable the backlight though, right? That's because a PowerBook can't cool itself properly while it's closed. We'll try to see what can be done about the external display though. Which model is it exactly?


    Thank you, my model is an A1138
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  • ASiegel
    Posts: 1237 from 2003/2/15
    From: Central Europe
    Quote:

    amifrog wrote:
    Kronos(?) told me a trick for that once. But i am old and can't remember. I believe you had to close the lid early during startup.


    This only worked up until version MorphOS 3.11. With the introduction of the extended dual-monitor support in MorphOS 3.12, this functionality sadly got lost. At least for the time being.
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