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Asked by mcv981 on 2009-11-30

Hi, I have a Gateway laptop with HDIM output, but when I connect the HDMI cable to the monitor, Dell SP2309W 23-inch, I cant see anything, I see when the computer ask me for the for choosing windows vista or your OS, then I can see the logo, but right after that Im unable to see anything on my monitor, only on my laptop, of course I tried to configure it over Display settings but even when it recognize the monitor as a dell 23" when I turned on, Im still cant see anything, hopefully you guys can help me out with this. thanks.

By the way my gateway laptop has and ati radeon graphic card with HDMI output. thanks.

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Last query:
2009-11-30
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2009-12-01

For the start up process many computers seem to use only the VGA output, or the default monitor. However, you should be able to get your monitor to work using the display manager. Do you keep your external monitor connected from starting up to shotdown? If you do this, make your changes, than at least I experience that a dual monitor configuration works without much hassle (I have Intel card).

Are you using any proprietary ATI drivers?

Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said : #2

Yes, your laptop seems to be using some proprietary drivers. Go to
System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers to install the drivers :)

Regards,
Vikram

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 7:47 AM, Kjetil Birkeland Moe
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> Question #92272 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/92272
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>    Status: Open => Answered
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> Kjetil Birkeland Moe proposed the following answer:
> For the start up process many computers seem to use only the VGA output,
> or the default monitor. However, you should be able to get your monitor
> to work using the display manager. Do you keep your external monitor
> connected from starting up to shotdown? If you do this, make your
> changes, than at least I experience that a dual monitor configuration
> works without much hassle (I have Intel card).
>
> Are you using any proprietary ATI drivers?
>
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> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Ubuntu.
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