View Full Version : [xubuntu] Broken Laptop Screen - Installing with External Monitor?

May 18th, 2009, 09:39 AM
I'm currently trying to install Xubuntu on an old Gateway Solo 5300 laptop with a broken screen. I have the laptop connected to an external monitor, but it doesn't seem to display on it during installation.

Is there some way to tell Xubuntu to use the external monitor when it starts the installation? Or at the very least, can somebody give me a ton of screenshots so I know what I'm doing during each part of the install? D:

May 18th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Is there no way around this?

May 18th, 2009, 06:49 PM
wich version of xubuntu do you want to install?

May 18th, 2009, 07:01 PM
I'd like to install the newest (Xubuntu 9.04), but I don't think the laptop can handle it (it only has 128 MB of RAM).

So I'm installing Xubuntu 8.04 on it.

May 18th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Is this a lost cause, then? D: