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I am unable to get anything to display on my second monitor, or even get the system to recognize that there is a second screen.

I am running 12.04 on a Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV, revision 2.0 box. The integrated chipset is an Intel 2000/3000, and there are both a D-Dub and a DVI-D display ports on the MB. This is the first operating system I have installed on this system. I have a second monitor plugged into the DVI-D port via a DVI-D to D-Sub adapter. I cannot verify that the motherboard or adapter were/are working, short of installing windows to test the theory.

When I go into the "System Settings -> Displays" control window, it shows one display.

I have rebooted with the second monitor attached, and I have perused the BIOS settings in case it might have been disabled. So far, I have had no indication that the second monitor is recognized, not even a flicker at power on. If I swap monitors and cables between the DVI-D and D-Dub ports, the other monitor lights up, so I know the monitor and video cable are not the issue.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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If you try to use the vga to dvi converter it won't work. This motherboard dvi output port is not supporterd by the converter. You can check the technical spec here.

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