I have a Lenovo Y410p laptop, with a GeForce 750M video card, and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to use an external monitor, but I'm having some problems.
Whenever I plug my monitor, it always copies the laptop screen. But I want to have two workspaces. If I open "Displays", it does not detect the external monitor.
This is the output when I run lspci:
$ lspci -nn |grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0416] (rev 06) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 750M] [10de:0fe4] (rev a1)
I have already installed the Nvidia drivers and reinstalled and installed again. I've seen some people solving this problem by accessing the X Server Settings, and setting up TwinView, but I don't see this option, which is also strange. Here is my X Server window:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3hvahg61r0u3x9g/askubuntu.jpg (Sorry I'm new here at the forum so I don't have enough reputation to show images)
Then I found Disper. I also tried to use it but it also doesn't detect my monitor.
I don't have ideas anymore on how to solve this problem. What do you guys suggest?
Thank you and have a nice day,