I can't get any external monitor to work with my dell E6520 after an upgrade. from 11.04 -> 11.10, which is pretty damn annoying. I got a second monitor to work for a short moment once. Currently The nvidia settings manager does not propperly configure any external monitor reliable. It just goes back to the old configuration after 15 seconds. It used to work before..
My actions so far:
- Updated the bios to the newest version.
- Installed ironhide with and without optimus enabled.
- installed nvidia drivers
I found somewhere that the 32bit version of ubuntu is fully supported on the dell E6520. Should I switch and start using that?
Think I will wait until the next version before I waste another few hours or so on fixing this. since the next version of ubuntu got improved graphics stuff coming.
update fixed almost all my issues using the default opensource drivers. I can't get my hdmi port to work (yet) but the vga port works now again. yay!