I have spent about a week on this, so I think I am now justified in seeking help.

I have always run 8.04, and thought it would be a good idea to upgrade to 10.04. I depend on my machine for my work - I am a developer, so have always stuck to the LTS option.

I run a Thinkpad T60, with a docking station and external monitor attached. I used to be able to simply dock the Thinkpad and use the attached monitor.

Now I have upgraded I simply cannot detect and use the external monitor. Regardless of the options I choose, nothing happens.

The display driver is radeon, the graphics card is x1400, the monitor(s) are a standard 19" monitors.

I am at my wits end. I thought I was doing the right thing by sticking to the LTS options, but I cannot believe I am in this situation. This is not exactly ancient hardware, or an unusual setup.

What can I do?