I have the connecting cables I need to connect them but when I do my laptop freezes up. I get no display on my TV and I thought maybe I needed to unpack software. Please help, I have lots of movies on my hard drive I would like to be able to watch them on my TV.
It is the VGA port. It has 15 pin holes with an icon of a screen next to it. I have the connector for this port and it is adapted to a DVI cable going to the DVI Input port on my HDTV. I am currently running Ubuntu 10.04. Again, I am very new to Linux and I am not much of a techy. What I am trying to say is, please use the simplest terms possible. There has to be a way to accomplish this, but I just don't know how. I thought if I just connected them together, it would work, but I must be missing something. I would appreciate any advise with this problem.