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Hi I just installed Xubuntu on my Laptop, now I want it to disable the laptop screen as long as the external screen is connected. But when I disconnect the external monitor I want the laptop screen to be activated again. How can I configure xubuntu to work this way? I have a nvidia graphics card and an intel chipset in my laptop. Hope you guys can help me out.

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when I simply disable the laptop screen output, the screen doesnt turn on automatically after unplugging the external screen, so thats no good.. –  Janosch P. Jun 6 '13 at 21:31
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What happens if you run the following in Terminal and while your laptop is connected to the external monitor and both screens are displaying?

xrandr --output eDP1 --off
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