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  1. #1
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    New to Ubuntu

    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

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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    What kind of laptop / graphics card do you have?

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

  3. #3
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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    I have tried that but it didnt see anything....I am running the on board card that came with my toshiba

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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    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:

    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Xorg_RandR_1.2

    This is a user guide.

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    Re: New to Ubuntu

    Yeah, did you try the funtion key + (F5?) what ever your laptop button to switch to external monitor?

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