Issues with hybrid graphics laptop (nvidia) and external monitors

I’m having issues with my Legion y530 and being able to connect to external monitors. I know that the hdmi/DP ports are hooked up to the 1050ti, which means i need to be able to xstart with my nvidia card. Im running BSPWM, used the install with no DE/WM when installing.

Thanks for the help in advance! I’ve distrohopped for a while; PopOS, Solus, Vanilla arch etc. and landing here on EndeavourOS and i’ve loved it!

I’m not sure IF this will help or not, but it might be worth a look.


Assuming you installed the nvidia graphics driver and it is supported, you can use autorandr or arandr. Here is an easy solution that works for me on i3wm:

Make sure to check in terminal using


for the correct laptop and hdmi names.

Post the output to check your driver

inxi -G

Ah yeah thank you, ill try next friday to see if i can get it to work. Had to jump back to a solus install temporarily due to work needs. Cant wait to see again if i can get it to work