Ubuntu Multimedia :: HP Elitebook 8730w Dual Monitors Fn Keys Not Working

Mar 9, 2010

I have searched the web read every post and still i cant seem to get dual monitors working correctly. I have a notebook and a extra external screen at home. Here is my issues

1) My Desktop background stretches over both screens.
2) My Display seems to think I have dual monitors attached permanently.
3) fn + F4 only blacks out screen for a few second.

get this sorted so that when I plug-in the external monitor it works and when I unplug and reboot it goes back to one screen

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