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I am trying to use my Apple CinemaDisplay with my Alienware M17x-R4

I have Ubuntu installed and the card has an Nvidia 680M card. When I plug in the Cinema display, the Display properties shows a second monitor as "Apple 24" however when I move the toggle to "ON" nothing happens.

Further, if I leave that monitor plugged in, and "ON" the computer reboots in low graphics mode, 640x480 resolution and i have to reinstall ubuntu desktop to get back into normal mode (all on the alienware's screen)

Any tips on how to make this work? I had this working before but seem to be missing a step this time.


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