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October 20th, 2008, 07:33 AM
I am new to the whole Ubuntu....

I am trying to figure everything out by trial and error, I am only coming up with one thing that I cant seem to figure out. I used to be able to attach a monitor to my laptop to run my windows, but I cant figure out how to make ubuntu see my monitor..

Any Help

October 20th, 2008, 07:43 AM
What kind of laptop / graphics card do you have?

Have you tried Administration -> Screen resolution in the system menu.

October 20th, 2008, 07:46 AM
I have tried that but it didnt see anything....I am running the on board card that came with my toshiba

October 20th, 2008, 07:56 AM
What about the FN + F5 key to switch the display option on the motherboard.

If that doesn't work then there is a utility to handle external VGA ports here:


This is a user guide.

October 23rd, 2008, 10:27 PM
Yeah, did you try the funtion key + (F5?) what ever your laptop button to switch to external monitor?