#StackBounty: #linux-mint #nvidia #multi-monitor Linux Mint 20, Laptop With Nvidia Card: Can't Get Second Monitor to Work

Bounty: 50

Let me start by saying that on Linux Mint 18 I had this exact same hardware: same laptop, and same two monitors plugged into it. The laptop has an Nvidia GTX870M graphics card, which is a sort of combination card that works in tandem with the on-board Intel graphics card. Previously I was able to run both monitors from the laptop just fine.

However, now that I’ve installed Linux Mint 20, only one monitor (and the laptop display) works. I’ve tried various drivers:

  • using the built-in Nouveau drivers
    • works and I can see the second monitor in "Displays" … but when I enable it my computer crashes
  • installing nvidia-driver-390
    • works, but no second monitor
  • installing nvidia-driver-418 (recommended by Nvidia)
    • sort of works, but I need to add nomodeset otherwise I boot into a black screen with blinking cursor (and even with nomodeset only one monitor works), and it can only mirror the screen
  • installing the Nvidia drivers (418) from NVidia directly
    • this worked, but I couldn’t run nvidia-settings, and it seems even the Nvidia people discourage installing this way now

I’ve also tried other versions without luck. I --uninstalled the manual installation, and I’m doing apt-get purge *nvidia* in-between each.

I’ve also tried using both bumlbebee and nvidia-prime (and even both at the same time, although apparently that isn’t even supposed to work). It seems to have no effect: even when I use prime-select intel I still can’t use the second monitor (the one presumably controlled by the Intel card).

I’ve also tried wiping my xorg.conf, and generating a new one using nvidia-settings -r and that X-Windows command: none of them seem to help. Meanwhile when I try to use the graphical Nvidia settings tool, it either shows up completely empty, or with just a PRIME profiles tab, depending on which drivers I use. There’s no way to ever use this tool to configure things.

So in conclusion, I can get the best results with the 390 driver, getting an independent laptop and monitor, but even with it I can’t get the second monitor to work. Can anyone help?


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#StackBounty: #linux-mint #nvidia #multi-monitor Linux Mint 20, Laptop With Nvidia Card: Can't Get Second Monitor to Work

Bounty: 50

Let me start by saying that on Linux Mint 18 I had this exact same hardware: same laptop, and same two monitors plugged into it. The laptop has an Nvidia GTX870M graphics card, which is a sort of combination card that works in tandem with the on-board Intel graphics card. Previously I was able to run both monitors from the laptop just fine.

However, now that I’ve installed Linux Mint 20, only one monitor (and the laptop display) works. I’ve tried various drivers:

  • using the built-in Nouveau drivers
    • works and I can see the second monitor in "Displays" … but when I enable it my computer crashes
  • installing nvidia-driver-390
    • works, but no second monitor
  • installing nvidia-driver-418 (recommended by Nvidia)
    • sort of works, but I need to add nomodeset otherwise I boot into a black screen with blinking cursor (and even with nomodeset only one monitor works), and it can only mirror the screen
  • installing the Nvidia drivers (418) from NVidia directly
    • this worked, but I couldn’t run nvidia-settings, and it seems even the Nvidia people discourage installing this way now

I’ve also tried other versions without luck. I --uninstalled the manual installation, and I’m doing apt-get purge *nvidia* in-between each.

I’ve also tried using both bumlbebee and nvidia-prime (and even both at the same time, although apparently that isn’t even supposed to work). It seems to have no effect: even when I use prime-select intel I still can’t use the second monitor (the one presumably controlled by the Intel card).

I’ve also tried wiping my xorg.conf, and generating a new one using nvidia-settings -r and that X-Windows command: none of them seem to help. Meanwhile when I try to use the graphical Nvidia settings tool, it either shows up completely empty, or with just a PRIME profiles tab, depending on which drivers I use. There’s no way to ever use this tool to configure things.

So in conclusion, I can get the best results with the 390 driver, getting an independent laptop and monitor, but even with it I can’t get the second monitor to work. Can anyone help?


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#StackBounty: #linux-mint #nvidia #multi-monitor Linux Mint 20, Laptop With Nvidia Card: Can't Get Second Monitor to Work

Bounty: 50

Let me start by saying that on Linux Mint 18 I had this exact same hardware: same laptop, and same two monitors plugged into it. The laptop has an Nvidia GTX870M graphics card, which is a sort of combination card that works in tandem with the on-board Intel graphics card. Previously I was able to run both monitors from the laptop just fine.

However, now that I’ve installed Linux Mint 20, only one monitor (and the laptop display) works. I’ve tried various drivers:

  • using the built-in Nouveau drivers
    • works and I can see the second monitor in "Displays" … but when I enable it my computer crashes
  • installing nvidia-driver-390
    • works, but no second monitor
  • installing nvidia-driver-418 (recommended by Nvidia)
    • sort of works, but I need to add nomodeset otherwise I boot into a black screen with blinking cursor (and even with nomodeset only one monitor works), and it can only mirror the screen
  • installing the Nvidia drivers (418) from NVidia directly
    • this worked, but I couldn’t run nvidia-settings, and it seems even the Nvidia people discourage installing this way now

I’ve also tried other versions without luck. I --uninstalled the manual installation, and I’m doing apt-get purge *nvidia* in-between each.

I’ve also tried using both bumlbebee and nvidia-prime (and even both at the same time, although apparently that isn’t even supposed to work). It seems to have no effect: even when I use prime-select intel I still can’t use the second monitor (the one presumably controlled by the Intel card).

I’ve also tried wiping my xorg.conf, and generating a new one using nvidia-settings -r and that X-Windows command: none of them seem to help. Meanwhile when I try to use the graphical Nvidia settings tool, it either shows up completely empty, or with just a PRIME profiles tab, depending on which drivers I use. There’s no way to ever use this tool to configure things.

So in conclusion, I can get the best results with the 390 driver, getting an independent laptop and monitor, but even with it I can’t get the second monitor to work. Can anyone help?


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#StackBounty: #linux-mint #nvidia #multi-monitor Linux Mint 20, Laptop With Nvidia Card: Can't Get Second Monitor to Work

Bounty: 50

Let me start by saying that on Linux Mint 18 I had this exact same hardware: same laptop, and same two monitors plugged into it. The laptop has an Nvidia GTX870M graphics card, which is a sort of combination card that works in tandem with the on-board Intel graphics card. Previously I was able to run both monitors from the laptop just fine.

However, now that I’ve installed Linux Mint 20, only one monitor (and the laptop display) works. I’ve tried various drivers:

  • using the built-in Nouveau drivers
    • works and I can see the second monitor in "Displays" … but when I enable it my computer crashes
  • installing nvidia-driver-390
    • works, but no second monitor
  • installing nvidia-driver-418 (recommended by Nvidia)
    • sort of works, but I need to add nomodeset otherwise I boot into a black screen with blinking cursor (and even with nomodeset only one monitor works), and it can only mirror the screen
  • installing the Nvidia drivers (418) from NVidia directly
    • this worked, but I couldn’t run nvidia-settings, and it seems even the Nvidia people discourage installing this way now

I’ve also tried other versions without luck. I --uninstalled the manual installation, and I’m doing apt-get purge *nvidia* in-between each.

I’ve also tried using both bumlbebee and nvidia-prime (and even both at the same time, although apparently that isn’t even supposed to work). It seems to have no effect: even when I use prime-select intel I still can’t use the second monitor (the one presumably controlled by the Intel card).

I’ve also tried wiping my xorg.conf, and generating a new one using nvidia-settings -r and that X-Windows command: none of them seem to help. Meanwhile when I try to use the graphical Nvidia settings tool, it either shows up completely empty, or with just a PRIME profiles tab, depending on which drivers I use. There’s no way to ever use this tool to configure things.

So in conclusion, I can get the best results with the 390 driver, getting an independent laptop and monitor, but even with it I can’t get the second monitor to work. Can anyone help?


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#StackBounty: #linux-mint #nvidia #multi-monitor Linux Mint 20, Laptop With Nvidia Card: Can't Get Second Monitor to Work

Bounty: 50

Let me start by saying that on Linux Mint 18 I had this exact same hardware: same laptop, and same two monitors plugged into it. The laptop has an Nvidia GTX870M graphics card, which is a sort of combination card that works in tandem with the on-board Intel graphics card. Previously I was able to run both monitors from the laptop just fine.

However, now that I’ve installed Linux Mint 20, only one monitor (and the laptop display) works. I’ve tried various drivers:

  • using the built-in Nouveau drivers
    • works and I can see the second monitor in "Displays" … but when I enable it my computer crashes
  • installing nvidia-driver-390
    • works, but no second monitor
  • installing nvidia-driver-418 (recommended by Nvidia)
    • sort of works, but I need to add nomodeset otherwise I boot into a black screen with blinking cursor (and even with nomodeset only one monitor works), and it can only mirror the screen
  • installing the Nvidia drivers (418) from NVidia directly
    • this worked, but I couldn’t run nvidia-settings, and it seems even the Nvidia people discourage installing this way now

I’ve also tried other versions without luck. I --uninstalled the manual installation, and I’m doing apt-get purge *nvidia* in-between each.

I’ve also tried using both bumlbebee and nvidia-prime (and even both at the same time, although apparently that isn’t even supposed to work). It seems to have no effect: even when I use prime-select intel I still can’t use the second monitor (the one presumably controlled by the Intel card).

I’ve also tried wiping my xorg.conf, and generating a new one using nvidia-settings -r and that X-Windows command: none of them seem to help. Meanwhile when I try to use the graphical Nvidia settings tool, it either shows up completely empty, or with just a PRIME profiles tab, depending on which drivers I use. There’s no way to ever use this tool to configure things.

So in conclusion, I can get the best results with the 390 driver, getting an independent laptop and monitor, but even with it I can’t get the second monitor to work. Can anyone help?


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#StackBounty: #linux-mint #nvidia #multi-monitor Linux Mint 20, Laptop With Nvidia Card: Can't Get Second Monitor to Work

Bounty: 50

Let me start by saying that on Linux Mint 18 I had this exact same hardware: same laptop, and same two monitors plugged into it. The laptop has an Nvidia GTX870M graphics card, which is a sort of combination card that works in tandem with the on-board Intel graphics card. Previously I was able to run both monitors from the laptop just fine.

However, now that I’ve installed Linux Mint 20, only one monitor (and the laptop display) works. I’ve tried various drivers:

  • using the built-in Nouveau drivers
    • works and I can see the second monitor in "Displays" … but when I enable it my computer crashes
  • installing nvidia-driver-390
    • works, but no second monitor
  • installing nvidia-driver-418 (recommended by Nvidia)
    • sort of works, but I need to add nomodeset otherwise I boot into a black screen with blinking cursor (and even with nomodeset only one monitor works), and it can only mirror the screen
  • installing the Nvidia drivers (418) from NVidia directly
    • this worked, but I couldn’t run nvidia-settings, and it seems even the Nvidia people discourage installing this way now

I’ve also tried other versions without luck. I --uninstalled the manual installation, and I’m doing apt-get purge *nvidia* in-between each.

I’ve also tried using both bumlbebee and nvidia-prime (and even both at the same time, although apparently that isn’t even supposed to work). It seems to have no effect: even when I use prime-select intel I still can’t use the second monitor (the one presumably controlled by the Intel card).

I’ve also tried wiping my xorg.conf, and generating a new one using nvidia-settings -r and that X-Windows command: none of them seem to help. Meanwhile when I try to use the graphical Nvidia settings tool, it either shows up completely empty, or with just a PRIME profiles tab, depending on which drivers I use. There’s no way to ever use this tool to configure things.

So in conclusion, I can get the best results with the 390 driver, getting an independent laptop and monitor, but even with it I can’t get the second monitor to work. Can anyone help?


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #linux-mint #nvidia #multi-monitor Linux Mint 20, Laptop With Nvidia Card: Can't Get Second Monitor to Work

Bounty: 50

Let me start by saying that on Linux Mint 18 I had this exact same hardware: same laptop, and same two monitors plugged into it. The laptop has an Nvidia GTX870M graphics card, which is a sort of combination card that works in tandem with the on-board Intel graphics card. Previously I was able to run both monitors from the laptop just fine.

However, now that I’ve installed Linux Mint 20, only one monitor (and the laptop display) works. I’ve tried various drivers:

  • using the built-in Nouveau drivers
    • works and I can see the second monitor in "Displays" … but when I enable it my computer crashes
  • installing nvidia-driver-390
    • works, but no second monitor
  • installing nvidia-driver-418 (recommended by Nvidia)
    • sort of works, but I need to add nomodeset otherwise I boot into a black screen with blinking cursor (and even with nomodeset only one monitor works), and it can only mirror the screen
  • installing the Nvidia drivers (418) from NVidia directly
    • this worked, but I couldn’t run nvidia-settings, and it seems even the Nvidia people discourage installing this way now

I’ve also tried other versions without luck. I --uninstalled the manual installation, and I’m doing apt-get purge *nvidia* in-between each.

I’ve also tried using both bumlbebee and nvidia-prime (and even both at the same time, although apparently that isn’t even supposed to work). It seems to have no effect: even when I use prime-select intel I still can’t use the second monitor (the one presumably controlled by the Intel card).

I’ve also tried wiping my xorg.conf, and generating a new one using nvidia-settings -r and that X-Windows command: none of them seem to help. Meanwhile when I try to use the graphical Nvidia settings tool, it either shows up completely empty, or with just a PRIME profiles tab, depending on which drivers I use. There’s no way to ever use this tool to configure things.

So in conclusion, I can get the best results with the 390 driver, getting an independent laptop and monitor, but even with it I can’t get the second monitor to work. Can anyone help?


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#StackBounty: #grub2 #nvidia #20.04 #grub-efi #nvidia-geforce Cannot install Ubuntu 20 on laptop with windows 10 and NVIDIA Geforce RTX…

Bounty: 100

I have laptop with NVidia Geforce RTX 2080 and Windows 10 installed, and I would like to install second OS, latest Ubuntu 20, but I am not able.

Black Screen after launching Grub option "Ubuntu" or "Ubuntu (safe graphics)".

I have read a lot of articles and posts about problems with installing Ubuntu on laptops with NVidia card, all regarding Ubuntu versions up to 19, not the latest one (20). I know that I should turn off Fast Startup in Windows 10, to disable Fast Boot and Safe Boot on UEFI. I know that there are problems with Nvidia card’s Nouveau drivers and how to set "nomodeset" (nouveau.modeset=0). What is important, the latest Ubuntu version addresses this issue with new Grub option called "Ubuntu (safe graphics), where "nomodeset" is set by default.

But It does not help, Black Screen as usual, no any logs on screen.

Was anybody able to install latest Ubuntu 20 on laptop with NVIdia RTX card?

How to get logs from installation process to get known what is going wrong?


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#StackBounty: #nvidia #lightdm #xinerama Xinerama 1 stuck on login [lightdm]

Bounty: 50

I am attempting a Xinerama 1 with a GeForce 970GTX + Steam Proton. Now, I tried this with GDM3 and Xinerama 1 will result in a black screen. I am running the 390 drivers.

In an attempt to get this to work I switched to lightdm. It in fact does Xinerama the screens but it gets stuck after login. So I login… and it shows a zoomed in beavery thing background spread across three screens. However it fails to finish the login process to my normal desktop. So it gets stuck with no icons or menus and only access to TTY not ctrl + t terminal.

I feel like I’m so close. I’ve spent about 4 hours debugging this since I put in the new card. Any ideas?


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#StackBounty: #debian #nvidia #displayport #xinerama Nvidia Xinerama 1xGT1030 to 2 DP monitors with either nouveau/nvidia driver

Bounty: 50

I have GeForce GT 1030 card with 2 Dell U2415 monitors. The connection is 1030’s DisplayPort => Monitor 1 DP Input; Monitor 1 DP Output => Monitor 2 DP Input.

The OS is Debian Buster (10), with the default nouveau driver.

I have tried all possible scenarios I can think of w/o any success. What’s in common is that when I boot the machine both screens are showing the BIOS/GRUB/OS booting. The action comes when Xorg comes.

  1. Nouveau driver, regular boot. The login screen is seen on the 2nd screen, after login I can see only xfce4 background and the mouse can leave to the left where the main (1st) screen should be, but it is black. Xorg.log
  2. Nouveau driver, nomodeset boot. Both monitors have blinking underscore with Xorg dead. Xorg.log
  3. Nvidia driver (from the Debian’s non-free repo). xfce4-display-settings shows the 2 monitors, but the 2nd one is marked as ‘Disabled’. If I enable the 2nd screen, the screen on the 1st one blinks and both are seen as active. The mouse can leave the 1st monitor to where the screen of the 2nd should be, but the 2nd is totally black. Selecting ‘mirror displays’ doesn’t help either – still black screen on the 2nd monitor. The ‘configure new displays when connected’ is checked. Tried to turn off the 2nd screen – it dissapears from both xfce4-display-settings and nvidia X server settings. Turning it on again asks me how to deal with the monitor. Selecting to extend to the right accepts my change, both monitors are seen as active on both xfce4-display-settings and nvidia X server settings. The position of the 2nd one is Absolute +1920+0 as it should be, but it is still black. Xorg.log
  4. Same Nvidia driver, with the xorg.conf provided by the Nvidia X server settings xfce4-display-settings pops up with Unable to start the XFCE display settings. Unable to query the version of the RandR extension being used. xrandr command returns RandR extension missing. Only first screen works, the 2nd one is black Xorg.log

The monitors are tested with the same cables from one Intel NUK using the same OS (Debian 10 Buster) but with the intel’s graphic card and the Xinerama works properly out of the box.

What I’m missing which can be done in order to feed the 2 monitors using the GT 1030?


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