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I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an MSI GS70 with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics card.

Since installation I have been unable to get the machine to recognize an additional monitor either from the built in HDMI port or either of the built in display port connections.

It used to be I could install the NVidia drivers then use the Nvidia settings tools to discover and configure extra monitors. Now the Nvidia Xserver Settings tool doesn't seem to have a displays section any more.

Any hints on where this functionality went?

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After some more study the reason there is no displays section in the NVIDIA tool is that there is not "compatible driver" loaded on the system. The Latest NVIDIA driver does not think it is compatible with this card for some reason. Trying to force it to believe otherwise causes lots of problems (the NVIDIA glx doesn't like to run with the Intel driver). So after several hours,I have reinstalled X and I am back to where I started. Any hints how to get multiple display working (regardless of the driver) would be appreciated. –  Phil Hood Mar 15 at 20:21
    
After working through: blog.linuxacademy.com/linux/…, and github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/wiki/Multi-monitor-setup. I have come to the conclusion that, with the current state of the NVIDIA driver, getting multiple monitors working on an optimus equipped laptop is clunky at best, and may well not be possible for this particular laptop. I guess NVIDIA was not a good choice in this case. –  Phil Hood Mar 16 at 18:37
    
After upgrading to 14.04 I can say this still doesn't work. It is now possible to install the nvidia driver and still have the laptop functional, but most of the nvidia software will not recognize the chip, even with the nvidia driver running. prime, glx, and nvidia-settings all say it is not an nvidia chip. So there appears to be no way to get this thing to actually drive multiple monitors. Do I have to reinstall windows, have things gotten that bad? –  Phil Hood Apr 18 at 21:07

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