external monitor

pkaplan1 at comcast.net pkaplan1 at comcast.net
Tue Apr 14 17:06:31 UTC 2009

Search on xrandr, the tool for managing this. 
There's a good article on thinkwiki although it's focused on IBM Thinkpads. The Ubuntu wiki is also helpfuul. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "norman" <norman at littletank.org> 
To: "ubuntu-users" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> 
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:54:41 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: external monitor 

I am using Ubuntu 8.10 with an Inspiron 1525 and I wish to connect an 
external monitor to operate independently and not simply copy the same 
settings as the laptop monitor. I have tried looking in Google but have 
not found anything helpful. The only thing I came across was a reference 
to using the Fn key in combination with the F8 key but when I tried this 
nothing happened. 

Could some kind person point me in the right direction please from where 
I may get some positive help. 


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