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I've just installed Natty in a laptop with a non-working back-light, so I have to use an external monitor in order to see anything. The problem is that the two nVidia proprietary drivers available won't recognize the external monitor.
When using the "classic" configuration or uninstalling the additional drivers Linux detects the monitor with no problems. On the other hand, the experimental driver detects the screen and works fine (effects and all) but I have flickering issues (they take the lower half of the screen, especially if I'm watching a video) like every hour, and some times they're very annoying. I'm thinking of either installing a previous version of Ubuntu and seeing how it works or staying with the default driver and no effects at all.
- My video card: nVidia Geforce 8200M G (256mb)
- Laptop model: Compaq cq50-204CA, 3gb ram