I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my LG R590 laptop, and when I boot it, I can't get my external monitor to work. System->Preferences->Monitors won't recognize it (even when I click
Detect monitors), and when I press Fn+F7 - which is my laptop's function key for switching between built-in/external displays - it does nothing.
I found in the internet this article, which says I need to edit my
xorg.conf file for this to work, and says that file should be created automatically when I install Ubuntu. However, I can't find it in my
/etc/X11/, and this answer says that Ubuntu doesn't need that file anymore so it doesn't create it - though it still uses it if it finds one. It also says that if I have an NVidia card (which I have) I can force Ubuntu to create it by using
sudo nvidia-xconfig, but I get a
command not found when I try it.
So, is there any other way to make Ubuntu recognize my external screen? Or any way to force Ubuntu to create a
xorg.conf file so I can edit it according to that tutorial?
BTW, I don't know if it matters, but I connect my external monitor via HDMI-DVI cable(HDMI side goes in my laptop, DVI side goes the monitor)