I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on my Dell XPS 15 9560.
It has been a terrible experience. When I install any Nvidia drivers (following all of the guides and previous answers on forums) my laptop boots to a black screen and won't work.
It freezes on suspend and never comes back but the main issue I have is my HDMI port does not work.
I don't mind not having usage of the GPU power or having to shut down every time I close the lid however I really need dual monitors for my work.
Can I activate the HDMI without Nvidia drivers installed?
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 1920 x 1080, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 1920 x 1080 default connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 0mm x 0mm 1920x1080 77.00*
xrandr --output HDMI1
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default warning: output HDMI1 not found; ignoring
inxi -G output
inxi -G Graphics: Card-1: Intel Device 591b Card-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: fbdev (unloaded: modesetting,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0, 256 bits) version: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.5
lspci -nn | grep '\[03' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation Device [8086:591b] (rev 04) 01:00.0 3D controller : NVIDIA Corporation GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] [10de:1c8d] (rev ff)
The following post did not help me as the only suggestions are install Nvidia drivers, which breaks my OS.
And in this post, it suggests to install nvidia drivers to avoid freeze on boot whereas nvidia drivers cause my laptop to freeze on boot:
I also tried this but it didn't work, probably needs Nvidia drivers installed:
Any help is really appreciated.
*****edit***** Just to clarify, I also have Windows 10 on this machine in a different partition and the HDMI works perfectly with it. It isn't a faulty port or cable.