Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I would like to extend my current laptop screen on a TV using a HDMI cable. Even if I found several topics talking about that, none of them gave a clear solution, and they were where quite outdated. Furthermore, I know that the use of HDMI for a second screen with Optimus technology caused several troubles even in the Bumblebee project.

Needless to say that, sadly, this extended screen works in plug and play due to the updated proprietary drivers on Windows. But I really want to find out a solution on my Ubuntu 13.04, and I hope somebody can help me with this.

My setup is as follow:

>> lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]'

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0126] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 540M] [10de:0df4] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

What would you suggest me to start with and solve this issue?

share|improve this question
The question is still open, in case someone has an idea, please do not hesitate –  Dupond Durand Nov 10 '13 at 14:38

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.