Ubuntu – Second screen detection


When I plug in my a second monitor on my laptop (sony vaio with Nvidia GT330M and proprietary driver) I have to log out and back in for the external screen to display something.

Is this really necessary? What are my other options? Why is the second screen not activated as soon as I plug it in?


Best Answer

You don't have to logout.

  1. Go to SystemAdministrationNVIDIA X Server Settings or click on the Applications lens in the Launcher and search for NVIDIA.


  2. Select X Server Display Configuration.


  3. From the Model drop down list select the display you want to activate.


  4. Click on Configure and select the option you need.


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