external monitor [was: Re: (no subject)]

H.S. hs.samix at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 03:02:31 UTC 2008

Cookie Spangler Fry wrote:
> I need help.  I have a Dell Inspirion 1720 laptop with Ubuntu 7.2.  I am 
> a Court Reporter and am trying to add a monitor to my laptop for my 
> Judge so he can see what I am writing in Court, realtime.  How do I hook 
> up the monitor to my laptop?  It doesn't seem to work when I plug in the 
> nine-pin adapter from the external monitor to my laptop.
> Thank you.

(changed the subject line for obvious reasons)

As the other poster has mentioned, your best bet appears to boot the
laptop with the monitor attached. Perhaps others will contribute with
other ideas.

BTW, what graphics card are you using?

Having said that, have you considered upgrading to the current version
of Ubuntu (Hardy, 8.04)?



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