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Thread: Second Monitor Bogs Down OS

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    Second Monitor Bogs Down OS

    I'm actually using Mint 15 Olivia, but if I'm not mistaken the core of Mint is Ubuntu based. I couldn't find anyone using Mint with a similar problem.

    I have a second monitor I've tried using several times now, but there is a problem and I can't find the fix. As soon as I plug the second monitor in

    (it's an older HP 19 inch) Mint slows to a crawl. For instance, in the display configuration panel if I click on the drop down menu to see the resolution

    options it'll take a minute or two for it to respond, or any other button for that matter. The more I try to use it the worse it gets until it just freezes,

    or is taking so long to respond I'm not waiting around to see. But as soon as I unplug the monitor we're back up and running. Anybody know if there

    is something I can configure to fix this?

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    Re: Second Monitor Bogs Down OS

    You give no specs on your computer, but this might be of help: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...w+menus&page=5 If this doesn't work, please post information about your hardware.
    In working with *nix...There be dragons. Newcomers: I recommend reading Linux is Not Windows (http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm) and The Linux Command Line (http://www.linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php) before beginning your quest for a better OS.

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    Re: Second Monitor Bogs Down OS

    Linux Mint question.

    Thread moved to Other OS/Distro Support.

    @sonofadoc, you might want to post details of your graphics card and if AMD or nvidia whether you are using the open source or proprietary driver.

    Please do not PM me about your forum account unless you have been asked to. The correct place to contact an admin about your account is here.

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