I would like to know a simple way to connect a MacBook Pro laptop to an external VGA LCD display in Ubuntu 12.04, using the machine's mini display-port and a mini display-port to VGA adapter. I've acquired both a USB keyboard and a USB mouse. Currently my Apple machine is running only Ubuntu 12.04.
Since I am not familiar with any Linux application designed for this purpose, any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much for your kind suggestions. I am under the impression that the hot keys on a MacBook Pro work only in OSX. Please correct me if I am mistaken.