I'm trying to use an hdmi cable to connect my HP dv5 notebook to a 32" Sony Bravia tv in order to watch Hulu stuff on a bigger screen. However, Google has been thoroughly unhelpful thus far!
When I hook the computer up to the tv using the Windows partition, it automatically switches the display settings so that the sound and video on the tv are synced up with what's on the laptop screen. In the Ubuntu partition,I think that it's detecting the tv as another monitor rather than as a tv, so I get a dual monitor display, which I don't want! Plus, the sound is coming out of the laptop rather than out of the tv.
I don't know if the laptop's intel driver is enabled for tv in the Ubuntu partition (I don't think it's an nvidia driver, but I don't know how to check it), and I don't know how to manually change the settings to optimize tv display.
EDIT: I think this is the relevant information from the lspci command:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
Doesn't seem like I have an nvidia chip. I figured that I didn't, since the terminal didn't recognize commands pertaining to it. My ultimate goal is to mirror the laptop output on the tv screen-- is this doable?