Setting up a second monitor

Jean Hollis Weber jean-ooo at
Thu Apr 20 21:33:20 UTC 2006

Daniel Carrera wrote:
> kareem shabazz wrote:
>> I'm a new user to Ubuntu and Linux, I would like to hook my lcd 
>> monitor to my laptop running Ubuntu like I do with my windows laptop. 
>> Where do I start? Does not look like it's gonna be a straight forward 
>> process.
> I just tried that with my laptop and it works, but only after rebooting. 
> Try this:
> 1. Plug the LCD monitor on your laptop's VGA-out.
> 2. Reboot.
> Does that work? If you are lucky it might not need rebooting.

Rebooting does not work for me. The external monitor is not
detected at all -- or at least nothing displays on it.


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