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Old 09-07-2014, 01:05 PM   #1
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Extend monitor - Lubuntu laptop

I have Samsung NPQX411L laptop with Lubuntu 14.10 installed. When I connect my external monitor to the VGA the screen is being duplicated, I want to have it extend the laptop display.

I used xrandr to add the new output mode on the second monitor and switch to it, but it also resizes the primary dispaly, plus the change is not permanent.

Any suggestions?
Old 09-07-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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Try e.g. something like
xrandr  --output LVDS1 --auto --output VGA1 --auto  --right-of LVDS1
You may have to replace the output names according to your setup. In order to make it permanent put it somewhere in your autostart.


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