Okay, so I'm very new to Ubuntu; I installed it yesterday and since I installed it and applied the 173 Driver+updates (so that I could use Ubuntu non-2D) my laptop hasn't been detecting my external monitor, which I use because my laptop's screen is pretty screwed up (dis-coloured pixels all over the place). So I've been scouring Google but since I'm new at this most of the instructions on how to fix this issue don't make any sense to me.
I did try going into Nvidia settings (I am running an GeForce FX Go5200, btw) and accessing X Server Display Configuration, but when I open that up it says:
"Unable to load X Server Display Configuration page:
Failed to query NoScanout for screen 0. "
And in the "Display" settings it labels my laptop's display as "Unknown" and doesn't even register that I have an external monitor plugged in.
I'm dual-booting Ubuntu alongside Windows XP (if that helps at all). And I really need the external monitor!
Thanks in advance!
(Sorry if you see this thread in other forums, but since the initial thread doesn't seem to be getting much attention in the "General forum", I decided to try posting it other places.)