View Full Version : [all variants] USB Video Cards in Ubuntu

September 26th, 2011, 01:03 PM

I want to connect two external monitors to my HP EliteBook 8560w, but it doesn't work when I use one HDMI (with DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapter) and one VGA cable; so the internal video card can only show one extra monitor. I'm not planning to use the laptop monitor while the two external monitors are connected, but it doesn't help to disable the laptop monitor either.

So, I'm considering to get a USB Video Card (preferably with HDMI-out). I won't use the extra monitor while gaming; only for programming, browsing etc.

However, I'm wondering if USB Video Cards work at all with Ubuntu. I can't seem find any good articles online about it. Has anyone had any success with USB Video Cards in Ubuntu? (I'm currently on 11.10 Beta 2). Any recommendations?