[ubuntu-uk] Hdmi output-- ubuntu
javadayaz at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 15:38:43 UTC 2012
thanks, I will try this!
On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 3:36 PM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15 March 2012 15:16, javadayaz <javadayaz at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My laptop is blessed with a HDMI output which probably works with Windows
> > (its a windows machine.).
> > How can I utilize this in Ubuntu? Ideally I would like to just connect
> to my
> > 42" and watch the video or browse some pictures!
> > Look forward to your advice!
> I tried this on Monday. Giving a presentation from LibreOffice
> Impress, from my own laptop; discovered the venue's big screen only
> had HDMI in. I didn't even know my cheapo MSI laptop had an HDMI port!
> Plugged it in, rebooted, on it came. Went into monitor settings,
> unticked "mirror screens", it set the right resolution automagically.
> In LibreOffice, I set the big screen as my presentation screen,
> internal one as the presenter's screen, and off I went.
> Absolutely no config or setup required. Plug in and go.
> However, as with any external screen, I suggest you turn the computer
> off, plug in the screen, then turn it back on. Not for electronic
> safety (although that is no bad idea) but it means that the BIOS and
> the OS can detect the monitor when it is connected and on at system
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