I have my first linux problem so please go really easy on me!
I watch streaming Netflix via my lappie's hdmi port on a Panasonic Viera (model # TC_P50U50) 50" Class 1080p Plasma HDTV.
I'm dual booting with windows 7 and it just seems to treat the telly as second monitor. Whatever is displayed on the laptop screen is what I see on the tv screen. This works fine for my Netflix habit.
I'd like to do the same with my Ubuntu 15.04 installation because I really like this os so far and want to use it as much as possible.
when I plug in the hdmi cable with Ubuntu booted, all that displays is the desktop background. Then, after a few minutes, the mouse pointer shows up on the tv but not the laptop and I have to unplug the hdmi to restore any point and click functionality. It's almost like Ubuntu is confused about which screen to use. Below is a screenshot of the gui display settings when the hdmi cable is connected. It seems to have the right tv brand, but the wrong size.
There don't seem to be many choices in this window, but have tried changing some things, to no avail. For example, changing the launcher to display on the tv does not work. None of clicky choices in the screenshot below seem related to this issue anyway. Maybe it's drivers?
Should I try some of what this article talks about? By the way, I have quite a bit of research to get to the point that I understand what he's talking about there.
Thank you for any advice!