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Thread: External Monitor not working

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    External Monitor not working

    I have a MacBook Pro 5,5 (mid-2009) and am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I just installed it a few days ago and therefore haven't done any tweaking of the operating system. When I plug in my external monitor via mini-display port, there seems to be no recognition of the screen. I know there isn't a physical problem with the screen or cable, because it works with OSX.

    Measures I have taken:
    Installed addition drivers via the additional drivers app
    Checked System Settings > Displays and tried detecting display and nothing happens

    Has anyone run in to this error, and is there a known solution?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Re: External Monitor not working

    OK. I figured it out. I had to go into an application called NVIDIA X Server Settings. Then you click on the menu marked "X Server Display Configuration." In there you click Detect Displays and set the external monitor to TwinView. Then click apply.


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