I'm running kubuntu on a Toshiba M30X laptop.
I use the laptop as my main work computer, since I find it inefficient to run my full-sized Q6600 for internet browsing or web-editing - all that processing power is best left for games.
However, that means the laptop spends most of its time sitting on my desk. Since I have a 21" CRT screen sitting on the same desk, and since that has rather more viewable area than the built-in 15.4" LCD, I'd much rather use that when not on the move.
This worked flawlessly in Windows: the laptop has the fn-f5 key combination, and that selects whether to run the built-in LCD, external VGA or both.
I could select external VGA, then set the resolution as I did normally, and that resolution would become locked to the CRT - it'd go back to native 1280x800 when switching to the LCD screen, and it'g go back again to whatever I'd selected before when switched to CRT again.
I need the same thing in kubuntu now, but I don't know how to do it. Fn+f5 does nothing; I tried tinkering with the Monitor & Display settings, but only managed to get both screen to come on at the same time - I can't get one to shut down while the other stays powered up, and I can't choose between then.
Please help me solve this - aside from this problem, kubuntu is turning out to be everything I've always wanted an operating system to be.