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Thread: Second Monitor woes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2014

    Second Monitor woes

    I have a HP Pavilion g6 Notebook that I was given, but the screen is broken, it had win 8 on and I could use it with external monitor... So I decide to install Ubuntu 12.04 desktop on it using the external monitor.

    The install went fine using the external monitor, and I could see everything fine, after it asks me to restart no display at all..

    I have tried to get into bios but that would I assume only show on the laptop screen, also tried to connect with putty but wont let me in.

    System Model: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC
    BIOS: InsydeH2O Version CCB.03.61.31F.46
    Processor: AMD E2-3000M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (2 CPUs), ~1.8GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    harddrive 500gb

    Card name: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6380G
    Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
    Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9643)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)

    TIA Les
    Last edited by lesmond; February 16th, 2014 at 12:48 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    My dreams
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Second Monitor wows

    All laptops have a vga output key, usually F4, so you'll need to press Fn+F4, have you tried that? You might get your desktop back on the external monitor, and even if it is at a low resolution, you might then be able to set it up properly in your display preferences.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2014

    Re: Second Monitor woes

    kostkon, Thank you for your answer, Unfortunately it didnt work, but with your answer it was easier for me to find a solution, it seems that mine was the windows key and "p" (strange using that key with Linux)


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