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Old 02-13-2010, 02:57 AM   #1
shuzbut
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Laptop - setting up external screen as "primary"


Hi,

I am a recent convert to Ubuntu 9.10. I have installed it on my by travel laptop, which is docked when at home with a 22' ViewSonic screen.

Under Windows all is good, I just plug it in and whamo, I can close the laptop lid and use the Viewsonic as my primary screen.

Under Ubuntu, it appears the above is impossible. I seek your guidance as below.


Q. Is it possible dock my 22" screen as my primary screen with my laptop?

Q If it is possible, how do I do it?


Cheers
Andrew
 
Old 02-14-2010, 11:43 AM   #2
DonnieP
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Check out: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/416236

Apparently an unresolved regression with a possible workaround.
 
Old 02-14-2010, 12:34 PM   #3
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Hi,

I am a recent convert to Ubuntu 9.10. I have installed it on my by travel laptop, which is docked when at home with a 22' ViewSonic screen.

Under Windows all is good, I just plug it in and whamo, I can close the laptop lid and use the Viewsonic as my primary screen.

Under Ubuntu, it appears the above is impossible. I seek your guidance as below.


Q. Is it possible dock my 22" screen as my primary screen with my laptop?

Q If it is possible, how do I do it?


Cheers
Andrew
Yes that is more than possible. What you would want to do is clone the screens then make sure your system is not set to hibernate when you close the lid. You should find under settings or system a way to make changes to the monitory.
 
  


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