View Full Version : [ubuntu] Second Monitor/Laptop Help

January 12th, 2010, 07:33 PM

I have already posted this in another forum But feel this one may be more suitable.

When using a second monitor with a laptop is it possible to close the lid of the laptop to put the first screen on standby but still have the second screen remain in use? and can the audio still be outputted to an external device? If you need anymore info just let me know and i will be more than happy to post it.



January 22nd, 2010, 05:06 PM
In my experience with using an external monitor under Ubuntu, I found I had to modify the power settings to 'do nothing' when I close the laptop and set the display for the laptop to 'off' under display properties. That was the only way I was able to both deactivate the laptop display and close the laptop without the system shutting down.