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I recently installed Ubuntu on a spare PC of mine and I plan on using it in conjunction with my HDTV and a webcam to Skype relatives back home.

I have run into an issue that I haven't been able to correct, though I'm sure it's a no-brainer. I have my PC connected via HDMI to my HDTV. When I boot up the system, and the Ubuntu loading screen pops up, for a fraction of a second, I can see that the display output bar has popped up, and then the screen goes blank and my TV says no input found.

I imagine that what's happening is that Ubuntu is defaulting to a different output, only there isn't any other except the HDMI. I have tried to use the FN+function keys to get it to switch back to the HDMI, but no luck. My only other alternative to lug a monitor down the stairs and hook that up and play with some settings, but I hope that won't be necessary.

How to fix this?

I'd really appreciate any insight. Merry Christmas!

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