Is it possible to connect a Ubuntu laptop with NVIDIA Optimus to a TV via HDMI connection? The connection should also have sounds included, because otherwise it would be easier just to go with a VGA cable.
I have been trying to connect my ASUS U31JG with NVIDIA Optimus GeForce GT 415M CUDA GPU to my Samsung TV via a HDMI cable. This causes the laptop screen to "crash" (it divides to two 'halfs', and stops responding). However, Ctrl+Alt+F1 still opens new terminal window succesfully, so it looks like that only the screen crashes, not the whole PC.
xserver-xorg-core installed (a 'fresh' installation of them all).
lspci -nn | grep VGA output is
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 18) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 415M] [10de:0dee] (rev a1)
The additional drivers I am using are (from: 'additional drivers')
Nvidia Corporation: GF108M [GeForce GT 415M] * Using X.Org X server - Nouveau display driver from xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (open source)