Just recently (late August / early September 2014) my multiple monitor setup and Nvidia optimus is not working. I had the symptoms characterized by this bug. After setting the BIOS to
graphics card: integrated and
Optimus: disabled, I was able to start Ubuntu, but it would not detect my external monitor. Then I uninstalled and re-installed Nvidia Primus. Then I tried both suggestions in the bug tracker, involving:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-drivers-common=1:0.2.91.4
sudo dpkg -i ubuntu-drivers-common_0.2.91.5_amd64.deb nvidia-common_0.2.91.5_amd64.deb
(after downloading the associated
.deb's), rebooted, and reset the BIOS to
graphics card: Optimus and
Optimus: enabled, but I cannot detect the external monitor. Am I missing something, or are there any suggestions on how to proceed?
I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo W520.
Now that a fix has been released on
ubuntu-drivers-common, any suggestions on how to proceed? I am a bit skeptical because not all of the packages have been fixed, and the
Trusty description under
Triaged. Is it okay to remove the hold from the packages described below, and is there anything else I should do?
A little explanation about the meaning of the bug's status would also be helpful. My interpretation is that a fix has been released for
ubuntu-drivers-common, and it is a workaround for the moment, because none of the other packages are fixed. Is that correct?