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?
(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.
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
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.