View Full Version : [ubuntu] Packard Bell Hdmi output only

August 25th, 2011, 11:19 PM
Hi folks,

I'm a long time Ubuntu user who has recently purchased a Packard Bell EasyNote (model PEW92). As is usual whenever I get a new laptop the first thing I did was to I attempt to install Ubuntu on it but I'm having a little bit of an issue and I'm wondering if anyone here could help me.

When I boot the live CD it seems that the OS assumes my HDMI output is my primary display and my laptop screen remains off. When Ubuntu has booted and I go into the monitor properties I can see that there are two displays, one marked OEM and one marked laptop. The OEM display controls my HDMI output but changes to the display marked 'laptop' don;t have any effect on my laptop screen and I haven't been able to activate it.

Has anyone come across this issue before? I've done a bit of Googling but nothing's come up.

September 2nd, 2011, 10:52 AM
Can anybody help with this problem or give me some pointers where to start?

September 4th, 2011, 03:11 PM
een anywhere else i could look for help? As a long time Ubuntu user this hardware issue is very disappointing

September 9th, 2011, 11:01 AM
Nobody can help? Really? Bugger.