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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.

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closed as too localized by Luis Alvarado Apr 3 '13 at 0:24

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What version of ubuntu are you using and also when you say display port do you mean the VGA port or the actual DisplayPort. If everything that says here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… is ok then it would help to know the Ubuntu version, laptop model and cables you are using. –  Luis Alvarado Feb 17 '12 at 5:57
I know this is not the answer you are looking for but I run from my VGA port on my laptop to the vga port on my TV with no problems. Of course this will only help if you have these ports. –  lqlarry Feb 18 '12 at 23:16
This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, are you looking for an answer? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! –  Eric Carvalho Apr 2 '13 at 23:07

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