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 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

share|improve this question
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 '14 at 20:59

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.