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Fedora 29 dual monitor setup on laptop

asked 2018-12-10 05:39:33 -0600

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updated 2018-12-17 04:56:51 -0600

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I recently acquired a new laptop (ASUS Zenbook Pro UX550) with an Nvidia Geforce 1050 gtx card together with an integrated Intel. The output of lspci is the following.

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 630 (Mobile) [8086:3e9b] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
01:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] [10de:1c8c] (rev a1)

I had problem with the graphical installer: solved by adding "nouveau.modeset=0" kernel parameters. After installation rebooted and same problem, resolved with same parameter. But the worst thing is the HDMI port is not working.

Previous generation of ASUS Zenbook Pro (UX501) worked flawlessly: don't know is caused by the new GTX (still not supported by nouveau) or if ASUS connected the HDMI output to the NVIDIA GPU.

Is there a way to see where the HDMI is attached? With the command "xrandr -q"

I see only this:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
XWAYLAND0 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 340mm x 190mm
   1920x1080     59.96*+

I don't have particular needs, so I can go both with the Intel Integrated GPU or the NVIDIA In case I need to go with NVIDIA, I can install the proprietary video driver


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Upgrade everything. Then in a terminal under Xorg enter

xrandr -q

and report complete results obtained. It appears only one video card is detected for the time being.

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-12-15 20:25:39 -0600 )edit

On my experience you should use the Nvidia driver, to do so use steps to install also blacklist the Intel Kernel module.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2018-12-16 21:24:11 -0600 )edit

Hi, excuse me for not answering before but I've been very busy. With my system fully updated as today (23 january 2019) booted my laptop with the last kernel available (4.20.3-200.fc29.x86_64) removing the "nouveau.modeset=0" kernel parameter. Sorry to say nothing changed: slow boot (with nouveau.modeset=0 in 2 to 3 seconds the prompt appears, without it takes 15/20 seconds), and after the login the system locks. Rebooted the laptop leaving nouveau.modeset=0, and ABRT shows me this error: A kernel problem occurred, but your kernel has been tainted (flags:GW). Explanation: W - Taint on warning.

Simo75 gravatar imageSimo75 ( 2019-01-23 09:55:40 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-12-17 04:22:30 -0600

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What happens when you install proprietary Nvidia drivers? Use the rpmfusion repository and instructions therein.

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Hi, thanks for the answer: the NVIDIA drivers would be a viable alternative if it was a PC with a single GPU made by NVIDIA. In a laptop with a dual GPU is still complicate to deal with Bumblebee and outdated documentation, so for now I opted for a USB-C to HDMI adapter for connecting the external monitor, hoping for a brighter future of nouveau drivers. This setup with nouveau.modeset=0 works perfectly, so for now I'll stay with this setup.

Simo75 gravatar imageSimo75 ( 2019-01-23 10:00:06 -0600 )edit

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