Secondary display not detected in Ubuntu with NvidiaPosted: March 27, 2013
I had been struggling with my laptop’s Nvidia video card for ages. The most common problem was Ubuntu/Mint being unable to detect the secondary display, the external monitor attached to VGA output of the laptop. Neither the regular GNOME tools, nor the NVIDIA X Server Settings were helping.
But the workaround is extremely simple! Just use the disper utility!
This command installs the utility:
- sudo apt-get install disper
This command (either in Terminal window or in Alt+F2) immediately directs all video output to the secondary display, no questions asked:
- disper -S