I am completely new to linux but i have had my experience with manjaro and mint and i solely installed it as my primary OS because i fell in love with the i3wm setups on r/unixporn, i want to connect my second monitor but i cannot seem to do so, when my system boots and hdmi is connected then the booting text appears on my second monitor as well as laptop display but after it boots, second monitor goes blank, in Arandr my hdmi-A-1 is greyed out and this is the xrandr output below
eDP connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 193mm
1920x1080 60.01*+ 40.00
HDMI-A-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)```
please help, i chose endeavour as you guys are said to be the most humble and helpful community.
Hi welcome to EndeavourOS can you provide a little more detail on your system? I did find a write up in the Manjaro forums that talked about HDMI listed as disconnected on xranr, and it looks like their issue was nvidia. Do you have nvidia? Can you provide the output of inxi -Fazy
If you can provide a little more detail folks might be able to better help you troubleshoot. I am not sure if this Manjaro forum will be your solution, but it might be.
Thanks for sharing, this will help folks that are much smarter than me in figuring out what is possibly wrong. Since it is NVIDIA I would start with reading the discovery article I posted in regards to the optimus-manager. That may be your fix just like the person in the Manjaro forum experienced. I have no experience with NVIDIA so I have never had to troubleshoot them before. So I am sorry that I won’t be a great resource, but I think that EOS Discovery article will point you in the right direction. If there is something in that article that doesn’t make sense I can try to help you out, but I have never done those steps myself so I can’t speak from experience.
sorry for being such a noob, i went throught arch wiki page on how to install nvidia proprietary drivers but i do not get it honestly, the optimus manager page says that i will need to install nvidia proprietary drivers, can u link a page or anything else to guide me on how to install proprietary nvidia drivers, again, Thank you
i found how to install nvidia proprietary drivers from reddit, now i will try Danny’s optimus manager suggestion, i hope it works, will report about it after i come back from school and part-time around 10 hours later
No worries on being a noob, we all start somewhere and I wouldn’t refer to myself as being anything special. There are more NVIDIA articles on the Discovery page. Including a new nvidia driver page. These may be of help. I do see that you have the Noveau driver, I have no idea if that is better since I am not a NVIDIA guy.
Another option looking at the Arch Wiki. There is a link to the NVIDIA driver page in step 2, on that driver page you can search for your card, looks like you have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and you can change the Operating System to Linux-64 bit. After searching it will bring you to the download page that will also provide some release highlights, supported products, and additional information. The Additional Information tab has some steps for Linux.
Again since I don’t have any NVIDIA to mess with I have not done these steps so I am not sure beyond reading these articles. I personally would start with the Discovery articles since they are written with EOS in mind.
I had a similar issue I ended up uninstalling nvidia booting to a live disk and looked over the computer and deleted any files associated with display. I then reinstalled the nvidia drivers and got everything working It was a little bit ago and I honestly don’t remember if I actually removed anything more than nvidia before doing a reinstall of nvidia and i think the linux kernel which I just reinstalled and didn’t remove