insomniaX / HDTV Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by redkulat, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. redkulat macrumors newbie

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    Oct 31, 2008
    #1
    Hey there guys, I have a question about insomniaX for the people who are familiar with it.

    I like to connect my Macbook to my HDTV (through DVI -> HDMI), but when I am running insomniaX it doesn't seem to connect to the TV.

    Just as a refresher: insomniaX puts the display of the computer to sleep, not the whole computer. However, I want the display of the Macbook to sleep but visible on the HDTV.

    Is this possible?
     
  2. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Nov 14, 2007
    #2
    You don't need a 3rd part app for that.
    Just close you MB, connect the DVI cable to it then waking your MB up by connecting a USB device (Anything will do).

    This'll make the Macbook use only the external display.
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 601

    ftaok

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    East Coast
    #3
    Alternatively, you can wake up the MB by using the Apple Remote. After the MB is woken, you can open the lid and it'll remain off.

    ft
     
  4. marshtric macrumors newbie

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    Dec 24, 2008
    #4
    I moved the folder with the kext to a backup corner of my HD, ... point of view rather then the need to actually ask the question from the developer.
     

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