I am pretty new here (and to Linux) so bear with me. I am recently transitioning from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In doing so there has been some ups and downs. Currently, my biggest issue is getting my multiple monitor setup working (2 external as well as laptop screen, so 3 totoal). So I have a MSI GS73VR 6RF Stealth Pro laptop that has an Nvidia GTX 1060. I have a HDMI port as well as a mini display port. Initially, after some tinkering I was able to get all three displays working on the recommended
nvidia-driver-460. But a reboot or suspension would disable at least one of the displays and I could never get it back. I then tried an updated one from the Software and Updates app:
nvidia-driver-465 but I had the same thing happen.
I then tried rolling back to the
nvidia-driver-390 but same issue. My kernel version is
5.8.0-55-generic. I then tried installing the driver manually (in recovery mode) the one on Nvidias site, that is
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-460.84.run. After doing this I'd just get stuck at bootup on the MSI screen (with ubuntu logo below it). I had to enter recovery mode to get rid of everything Nvidia. Looking at the Software and Updates app it tells me I currently have the
xserver-xorg-nouvea (open source) driver installed. That worked for a minute but same issue occured. I currently only have the display on my mini display port working. Everytime I go into display settings to turn on my other monitor the settings won't stick. Even when I had the Nvidia driver I tried using the Nvidia software to turn this on and it wouldn't stick.
I know the HW is fine since I used it for years with my Windows 10 Pro OS with no issues. Any help is appreciated. I'm sure I can add some config information here given some commands but again, pretty new so I will edit the post given your recommendations. Thank you for all your help!
reinstalled the recommended
nvidia-driver-460 after doing so now I can see both my external monitors but my laptop monitor is not working now. heres an output from my xrandr if it helps...
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 4920 x 2160, maximum 32767 x 32767 HDMI-0 connected primary 3840x2160+1080+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 621mm x 341mm 3840x2160 60.00*+ 59.94 50.00 30.00 29.97 25.00 23.98 23.98 2560x1600 59.97 2560x1440 59.95 1920x1080 60.00 59.94 50.00 60.00 50.04 1680x1050 59.95 1440x900 59.89 1440x576 50.00 1440x480 59.94 1280x1024 75.02 60.02 1280x960 60.00 1280x800 59.81 1280x720 60.00 59.94 50.00 1024x768 75.03 70.07 60.00 800x600 75.00 72.19 60.32 56.25 720x576 50.00 720x480 59.94 640x480 75.00 72.81 59.94 640x350 70.07 DP-0 connected 1080x1920+0+0 left (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 509mm x 286mm 1920x1080 60.00*+ 1600x900 60.00 1280x1024 75.02 60.02 1152x864 75.00 1024x768 75.03 60.00 800x600 75.00 60.32 640x480 75.00 59.94 DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
So still an issue.Not sure how to get all three working still.
Adding in inxi - G output:
Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 driver: i915 v: kernel Device-2: NVIDIA GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile] driver: nvidia v: 460.80 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: nvidia resolution: 3840x2160~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 460.80
and the Xorg.0.log was to large to paste here so here is a pastebin link: https://pastebin.com/qLPfP6rB
adding a bump, would love to not go back to Windows.
Edit 4: Again, adding a bump.
Edit 5: Again, adding another bump. Sorry for the edit clutter but just trying to get an answer on this.
Edit 6: Another another bump
Edit 7: Another bump