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My HP Pavilion g7 is not detecting external monitor. It is running Ubuntu 13.04

I have confirmed that both the cable and monitor are working perfectly. I get No signal and No Display when connecting my Laptop to an external display. The cable is VGA and the person using the ...
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How do I use an Ubuntu laptop as an external monitor for a Mac?

The main machine that I'm using is a Mac, and the other one is a Sony Vaio running Ubuntu. Does anyone have an idea how to use the Ubuntu laptop as a second monitor?
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How do I find out the wiring of display interface ports (VGA, HDMI, DP) of laptops with optimus technology before purchasing? [closed]

Most new laptops come with a hybrid graphics setup and often with NVidia (Optimus). Assuming that a laptop has an integrated Intel graphics card and a discrete Nvidia with Optimus technology and does ...
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Is it possible to send a virtual desktop to another monitor on another computer over the network?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid on an Alienware m15x laptop with the proprietary nVidia drivers. GNOME, Compiz, etc. First, I have two computers, an Alienware m15x laptop (which is my primary ...
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ubuntu11.04 blackscreen when external monitor connected

my thinkpad x201i has ubuntu 11.04 installed. i try to connect an external monitor(a HP LCD) to the laptop. it worked at first time, everything is fine. but when i connect the monitor the second time, ...
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Linux: How to run a script when an external monitor is connected?

How can I detect when an external monitor is connected in linux? I need to run various scripts to set up my workspace. Is there some clever way to kick off a script when the monitor state has ...
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Not getting native resolution of external monitor in Ubuntu

Since there us a defect in my laptop screen, I am using an external Dell 1600x1000 monitor. Windows was recognizing the native resolution correctly. But when I installed Ubuntu 10.10, I get only up to ...
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How to make Ubuntu to detect my secondary (a CRT with a laptop) display?

How to make Ubuntu (10.10, today daily iso build) to detect my secondary display (a 18'' Dell CRT attached to a laptop with Intel 82852/855GM graphics)? Currently it "sees" only one "unknown" 0Hz ...
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Ubuntu/Nvidia lists DVI dual cable as single

I have an NVidia Quadro FX 880M graphics card, from which I am trying to drive 2 monitors: my internal laptop montior (15.6", 1920x1080, Nvidia driver says it's running via DisplayPort) and an ...
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Is it possible to use a laptop as an external monitor?

I need to create a multi-monitor setup for my desktop computer but I have no additional monitors with me right now, aside from my laptop. Is it possible to use my laptop screen as an external monitor? ...