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I have spent about an hour trying to find a solution to this, if someone has an answer or a link to an answer I would appreciate it.

I just wiped my disk (formerly running 12.04 LTS) and installed 13.04. My dual displays were working fine in 12.04, but when 13.04 came up I lacked my second display in the settings menu and the primary display is labelled "laptop" (I am running on a desktop). The only thing i can find when searching for a solution is a stack of complaints about nvidia drivers breaking unity and fixes for that which seem to be removing the nvidia drivers... so while installing the nvidia drivers seems like a good solution... it doesn’t look like the best course of action.

I appreciate any help, if anything is needed from me in order to find a solution please let me know.

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Can you please see here if it solves your problem:… because I too have the same video card and using either of the versions you mentioned works correctly with 2 monitors and with unity. – Luis Alvarado Apr 30 '13 at 14:33
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Install latest nvidia drivers

sudo apt-get install nvidia-313-updates

Enable nvidia drivers to manage your graphics

sudo nvidia-xconfig

Then execute

sudo software-properties-gtk which will show you a window like this

enter image description here

and select the latest driver from that list.

And then do

sudo reboot

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worked perfectly, thank you. – kr1cke7 May 1 '13 at 13:52
You are welcome :) – thefourtheye May 1 '13 at 13:54

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