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    Using my TV as my monitor

    This seems like it should be pretty simple, but I am really new at this and for the life of me I can't find any info on it.

    I have a dvi>hdmi cable connecting my computer to my hdtv. I would love to use the tv as my main monitor (I don't really care about having two monitors), but I don't know how to do this.

    I would love anyone that can help.

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    Re: Using my TV as my monitor

    Okay so here's what I just did. Kinda fixed the problem above, also made things worse.

    I used "gksudo displayconfig-gtk" to open up Screens and Graphics, I was able to allow my tv to function as my monitor, but I now have everything set to a screen resolution I don't like, AND what's worse is that every time I try to open Screens and Graphics now it gives me a crash report.

    Ah!

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    Re: Using my TV as my monitor

    I tried to reinstall Ubuntu but no dice. I can't reinstall because whenever I put in the install cd and go to "Install" the screen turns into green and blue lines.

    I will bake a pie to anyone who can help me here!

    I just want Screens and Graphics to work again!

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    Re: Using my TV as my monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by cityofapes View Post
    I tried to reinstall Ubuntu but no dice. I can't reinstall because whenever I put in the install cd and go to "Install" the screen turns into green and blue lines.

    I will bake a pie to anyone who can help me here!

    I just want Screens and Graphics to work again!
    You have to disconnect TV and use DVI to monitor.
    Are you using Geforce, Ati ???
    Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15

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