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I have connected an external monitor to my laptop via VGA. However I can't get both working at the same time. What I wanted was for the external monitor to be a continuation of my laptop, however when I go to that mode I can see the external monitor working as expected while my monitor stays blank.

I'm relatively new to linux, so if there's need for me to provide more information please ask.

Kind regards, Daniel

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What is your laptop model? Check if you don't have any keyboard shortcut (with Fn key, for example) to change the output. –  Salem Mar 27 at 20:59
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