[other_os] Dell XPS 1530m Display Problem

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hey everyone, I have an older dell laptop. xps 1530m with the nvidia 8400m GS. The screen on the laptop is broken, but the external display still seems to work. I have installed Debian Wheezy to it. Grub shows up fine, and I can select either recovery mode or the default option. I then see a whole lot of ...loading "something" [OK] After it loads GDM3 (Gnome Display Manager), the external screen turn black. (The primary display is cracked and never displays anything) I can remote into the laptop via ssh. Xorg has trouble identifying the external monitor. Can someone supply me w (Hardware)