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snkngshps
July 5th, 2008, 05:18 AM
I've been trying to use my tv as a second monitor with ubuntu. I have a component out (the yellow cable of a standard red/yellow/white component set).I don't have s-video so that's really not an option for me. I've tried just enabling a second monitor and plugging it into my tv with no luck. I've looked all around and found many posts detailing how to make s-video work but nothing for component cables.

This is the only frustration I've really had with Ubuntu since leaving XP a year ago. In windows I could enable the second monitor, plug it in and it was all good to go. I've been trying to make this work for forever and I've had no luck. If anyone can help or link me to a similar post that would be amazing. Thanks!

dirty fingers
May 3rd, 2009, 09:52 PM
look here
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1146808