When I connect a VGA cable from my HP laptop to my SONY 40" flat screen, I get a weird looking desktop: it tends to have everything on the right but no dash, icons etc.
I enabled CCSM and checked different multiple desktop views there and found each desktop is doubled width-wise and only display the right hand desktop (no icons and no AWN dock - they are only on the left hand desktop).
Also, I can right click and choose Change Desktop Background, then All Settings to get to System Settings. In displays, it shows the laptop and the TV is shown as 72" Sony.
I've tried all the resolutions for the TV display but everything gives me what I've described above. The resolution on the laptop in Windows is 1024x768 60 htz -- this would be a great option in 11.10 but is not available.
Any ideas on how I can change the Displays to show a 40" Sony? Or at least create a resolution that will show each desktop, without the schism?