I have an HP Pavilion DM3-1120eb laptop with an Nvidia Geforce G105M graphic card, running a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin install. When connecting to a new Samsung S23B550 23 inch LCD monitor the HDMI will not work and the VGA connection will not allow for 1920*1080 resolution. The result is a small resolution (1024*768) that does not look good (fuzzy) and I cannot watch YouTube videos (the video box keeps on moving to the right and back) and the same flickering effect happens with droping menus and Google's suggestion box.
I've tried multiple solutions sugested in posts with no good result (including installing the drivers downloaded from the Nvidia page).
As far as I can guess, the problem is that the NVIDIA card is present but not recognized and thus the drivers do not work. Originally the drivers were installed (nvidia-current and the rest, all updated), but could not configure them with nvidia-config (says driver not present) and they did not show up with jockey-gtk. There's also been an error message about GLX not being present either. SCREENSHOT
For the HDMI the monitor says that there's no signal of MHL is not installed.
The computer is running now with no Nvidia drivers and no xorg.conf file (it gives me the best resolution). VGA will not even recognize the monitor as a 16:9.
This is the result of xrandr:
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS2 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 293mm x 164mm 1366x768 60.0 + 1360x768 59.8 60.0 1024x768 60.0* 800x600 60.3 56.2 640x480 59.9 VGA2 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm 1024x768 60.0* 800x600 60.3 56.2 848x480 60.0 640x480 59.9 DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
lspci -v (only section about vga):
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G98M [GeForce G105M] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 142e Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16 Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M] Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M] I/O ports at 4000 [size=128] Expansion ROM at f1080000 [disabled] [size=512K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: nouveau Kernel modules: nvidia, nouveau, nvidiafb
Last xorg.conf (now removed):
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig # nvidia-xconfig: version 295.40 (email@example.com) Thu Apr 5 22:40:54 PDT 2012 Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" EndSection Section "Files" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "Unknown" HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0 VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0 Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection
![nvidia-settings error] lshw -C video: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: G98M [GeForce G105M] vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: a2 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0 resources: irq:16 memory:f0000000-f0ffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0000000-d1ffffff ioport:4000(size=128) memory:f1080000-f10fffff *-display description: Display controller product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 07 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: msi pm bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=i915 latency=0 resources: irq:45 memory:f1400000-f17fffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:50f0(size=8)