I have my laptop connected to a monitor via VGA. When I start the computer up, the login screen shows on both the monitor and laptop screens, and is not the correct resolution. I would like it to show up only on the monitor screen, and to be 1920x1080. Any suggestions?
If you want your multi-monitor system to boot up with a spanned desktop rather than each output being a mirror of the others, you will need to configure the X server manually. You can do this with a fairly minimal
This configures the two screens to span with the one connected to the
Full documentation can be found in the
There's a really cool little program that helps with this it called "lxrandr"
Install from the Ubuntu Software Center.