Needed to change the primary monitor on my laptop when using an external monitor.
xrandr --output VGA1 --primary
Probably Related to my Ethernet Trouble, the headphone jack on my new laptop mysteriously stopped working.
Running the following, along with a shutdown/startup cycle fixed the issue. Seems it was related to my card not being detected properly
echo "options snd-hda-intel model=asus" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
My ethernet device on my new asus laptop suddenly showed up as cable not plugged in! But it most certainly was plugged in, and a boot into windows showed it worked. I finally got it working by running the following:
ethtool -s p3p1 autoneg off
where p3p1 is the device name.. used to be eth0
lsusb to get the USBID below, then add the following to file:
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 4 3 2 5 6 7 8"
you will need to log out then back in