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So I'm pretty new with Ubuntu. Well Linux in general. Anyway, whenever i switch to an external display with my laptop (hp pavilion dv6000) and press any key on my keyboard or media control bar, it causes both monitors to go black. i then have to switch back to external display with the default hot-keys (fn+f4).

This has become rather annoying. I thought I fixed the problem at one point, by updating the graphics card to use nvidia drivers, but it didn't actually help.

If I press literally any hardware button on my machine, the external monitor will go black, and the laptop monitor will either spazz out or go black as well.

Any ideas? If you need further clarification I might post a video link to whats happening.

Thank you for any help you can give.

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