video card/laptop help please

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Mugatu, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

    Oct 21, 2001
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    not a real problem but it is annoying.

    I have set an old laptop up so that my parent's can use it to watch TV broadcast on the Internet from their home country on their TV.

    It's a Dell i8000 w/an ATI M4 card. I have the TV hooked up to the s-video out and it works perfectly - except for one annoying thing.

    Whenever the computer is turned on, the TV output is not on by default so I have to go into display properties, settings, advanced, displays, and turn on the TV output. Easy for me but my parents are not really computer literate and I don't want to make them have to memorize a bunch of steps and possibly screw something up or get lost in the settings.

    Anyone know how I can fix this or a program I can use to record a foolproof macro to do this at start up?

    Thanks in advance :)

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