How can we make a laptop detect and switch to an external screen when the lid closed?
When I am in Windows XP and I have an external monitor plugged into my laptop (The video card it runs is a GeForce 8600GT.) and the lid is closed, the drivers can detect if a screen is plugged in and use it instead of the laptop screen.
I was wondering if the same functionality could be implemented in Ubuntu...
If it's possible then it would be exellent, I currently use XP more because of this feature and I would rather not.
If you don't think it is possible, could you please explain why?
Dell Vostro 1500: Intel T7250, 4GB RAM (800MHz), nVidia 8600M GT, Intel 3945AGB Pro Wireless.
Ubuntu 10.04 + Windows 7 dual boot (damn games!)