Whenever I connect my laptop (with HDMI port) to my 32" LCD Sony Bravia, using:
It works just fine, sometimes with very few change in settings and everything is okay.
I have converted the laptop number 34 in my neighbourhood to Linux (Ubuntu GNOME 13.10). The user reported to me that she can't connect her laptop to her TV.
I'm now typing this from my laptop that has HDMI port, sitting in front of my 32" LCD Sony and indeed, I am having the very same issue she described.
This is all what I get:
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First, my LCD is 32" not 72"
Second, I see odd stuff like:
A- On the LCD, after I connect the HDMI cable, I see ONLY the wallpaper of my Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 desktop. It does not matter what I try to open, there will be nothing on the LCD.
B- The mouse on my laptop is not synch with the LCD. Meaning, on my laptop, when I point the mouse somewhere, on the LCD, it goes to somewhere else and not at the same place where I'm pointing on my laptop. It seems that it is detecting two monitors at the same time and point the mouse at different places. That never happened with me with Lubuntu and Xubuntu before IIRC.
I managed to get a sound on the 32" LCD from the settings. However, I can't for example see the Activity Bar nor the panel at the top, nothing at all.
I don't know how to explain that better but it seems the system is detecting two different output device (monitor) and it is dealing with these different monitors (output devices) in two different way.
What it is showing on the built-in one, is different than what it is showing on the external one (32" LCD).
I'm not using any PPA, this is a standard Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 installation.