I'm sure the answer to this question was already presented here in some where, but a quick search (here + Google) didn't find it.
I connect a screen to my laptop, and it's blank. How do I extend my desktop to this screen?
Right now I am answering this with my notebook connected to a monitor. To have my desktop extended I use
Indeed I have a script, which I execute everytime I log to my notebook having the screen attached to it:
To understand it, first of all you must see that it references three
You can get the list of outputs available with:
I have an Intel graphics adapter. In the case of nVidia, they have an application to select
(Let me treat this Q&A as a memo to my future self)
The easiest way I found with simply press the "extend desktop" button - Function F5.
For example in KDE4 you run System Settings, and in Display settings you select to extend monitor (and also at which side -- left or right -- you would like to "place" the second monitor). 100% straightforward.