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braddena
May 2nd, 2008, 03:46 PM
I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have been running this for a week and love it so far. I have run into a few problems that I did not have in Windows. I have been searching the forums for answers and can not find an easy solution.

I want to be able to hook my laptop up to my HDTV via the VGA out plug. In Windows, I could easily hit FN+F8 and the display would be perfect on my TV (even adjusted the resolution and everything).

How can I get this to work in Ubuntu? I have tried several things. The best I have gotten is the video to show up on the TV, but it is full of lines and the wrong resolution.

Thanks,
Brad