I have plugged in my blue vga cable, to get ONE external monitor to come up. But no matter how many times I go to the Display Settings and "Detect Displays", it won't recognise that anything is connected at all. I've got a dual boot, and when I am in Windows 7, I can press super+P and it will find it (otherwise, it won't). How can I do a similar thing here? And is there any way I can permanently make it recognise when I've plugged in an external monitor? Basically, I just want to be able to plug it in, and for the laptop to automatically switch to the external display (like I've seen it do on other laptops!).
When I examine what hardware I've got, I find:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)