View Full Version : [ubuntu] Laptop and Dual Monitor Issue

May 1st, 2009, 02:27 AM
Hello. I am having a slight problem with my 9.10 install. I am trying to hook up an external monitor to my laptop (doesn't matter to me if it clones the screen or is separate, I just want to use it to display DVD's so I can watch in my room). I seem to have it working somewhat, as when the I startup the OS both my laptop and the monitor display the boot and then the Ubuntu splash screen. After I log in, though, the monitor flickers and then displays nothing. I've tinkered a little bit, and can't seem to make it work. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks as always in advance!


May 1st, 2009, 02:41 AM
You might look around, it is a very well discussed topic, below is one threat that talks about it. I try to do it long time and at the moment is was not smooth as you might have expected.


good luck and let me know if you are able to pull it off.

If all you want is a clone screen, it should be piece of cake, the tough part is the extended screen