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Hello As above. I got Linux Ubuntu installed today on my Laptop. I had to plug an external monitor in to avoid the "Black Screen" which affects so many. With ...
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    Black Screen on Laptop, Fine When External Monitor Plugged In.


    Hello

    As above. I got Linux Ubuntu installed today on my Laptop. I had to plug an external monitor in to avoid the "Black Screen" which affects so many.

    With the external monitor plugged in I can see the interface on that but also on the laptop screen to. But when I unplug the external monitor I get the black screen.

    I have had a look at changing the display settings (through Preferences>Screen Resolution) but they are stuck on 1024x768 with a refresh of 60Hz.

    I am unsure as to what my laptop monitor can take.

    All help greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jamie

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    Try Minimal Resolution, 800x600 and check if Laptop screen works fine. You can increase resolutions once lappy starts working.
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    Hi,

    It wont allow me to change the resolution. You click for the drop down and nothing happens.

    Thanks

    J

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    Post the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and output of this :
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    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
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    Hello!

    Sorry stupid person here. Can you elaborate?

    Thanks!

    Jamie

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    Execute these two commands in Terminal :
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    less /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    sudo lspci | grep -i vga
    Post output here.
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