UPDATE: Dual External Monitors with LaptopFebruary 7th, 2011 — roaksoax
Currently, I connect my laptop to a 22-inch TV. I do this using HDMI. But, I’m now planning to get two 22-inch LCD monitors. However, I was wondering how can I connect the two external monitors to my laptop to independent screens.
I was reading online that getting a DualHead2Go device would be one of the options (regardless of its resolution restrictions). Does anyone have one of this??
Or, Does anyone know of a USB to VGA (or HDMI) adapter that works out of the box in Ubuntu, and provides a decent resolution for 22 inch LCD’s?
UPDATE: Today, I decided to make a little test with my laptop in the attempt to connect two external monitors to it. (HP dv4t with an nVidia GeForce G 105M). What I simply did is:
First, I connected an external monitor through VGA. I enabled it and disabled the laptop LCD.
Second, I connected a second external monitor through HDMI. The monitor was recognized, I enabled, and it was supposedly enabled. However, there was no video output. The reason is because it was HDMI and I was using the Nouveau driver due to the X breakage in Natty.
So, wondering if this would actually work I decided to try the same in Windows. And you know what? It worked! I didn’t test it throughly though. I just connected two external monitors, one to VGA and one to HDMI (and of course turned of my LCD screen). So, whenever the nVidia/X fix is available in Natty I’ll try the same configuration. I’m pretty sure it will work.
I’m now wondering if this would work with any other computer using Intel video cards?