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Adding a monitor to ibm thinkpad using ubuntu

\015 Ok so ive been researching this for hours everywhere. i have an ibm thinkpad g40. im running ubuntu 8.10 and am new in the linux world. my dad dropped the computer and broke the backlight. the computer is old and crappy and not really worth taking in to get fixed but i do happen to have an extra monitor. seems simple exept when i plug everything in the other monitor says no signal. people have tried to help me fix it but i cant even figure out what kind of graphics card is on here. so im really lost i hope someone knows linux\015

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When you connext an external monitor to the laptop, power up the monitor then power up the laptop. The video infomation should automatically divert to the extermal monitor. You can toggle between the external monitor and the LCD screen by pressinf the blue Fn key + F7 key.
\015\012If you cannot get an image on the external monitor, then it is likely the video card is faulty and you can fix it by replacing the motherboard, but what is the point when the screen is broken also.
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