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I recently purchased an external monitor to use with my laptop for a dual screen setup. My laptop is an HP Pavilion g6 and is running Ubuntu 13.10, along with the Radeon graphics driver. I plug in the VGA cable and then go to displays and my laptop detects the monitor as it should,however when I click Apply, my laptop screen goes black and only the external monitor shows the screen, and then after a while it will revert back to normal, where the external monitor is black and my laptop shows the main screen. How can I make it so that they both run at the same time? Thanks

also here is my line from doing lspci | grep VGA if it helps at all:

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Sumo [Radeon HD 6480G]

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Nevermind I found a fix –  Belzika Dec 21 '13 at 0:43

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