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I have a second Monitor now and it's plugged into the VGA Port of my Thinkpad W530. But the monitor is not detected. I have 2 Graphic Units, so it should be able to work with 2 Monitors.
I use Kubuntu 14.10. Does anyone have any idea what I have to do to get Kubuntu working with that Monitor (Its an pretty old Fujitsu Siemens)?

I use the NVIDIA Binary Driver Version 331.133 from the Driver Manager. I tried already with the normal X.org Driver.

I don't want to have to use Windows, just for being able to use a second monitor.

lshw shows for -display:

*-display
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: GK107GLM [Quadro K2000M]
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: a1
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
                resources: irq:50 memory:f0000000-f0ffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0000000-d1ffffff ioport:5000(size=128) memory:f1000000-f107ffff
        *-display
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 09
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:46 memory:f1400000-f17fffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:6000(size=64)

Thanks in advance, I am grateful for any kind of help to get this monitor working in linux.

  • I use the NVIDIA Binary Driver 331 from the Driver Manager. But even while using the X.org it doesn't work. I also updated the question with the information. – Severus15 Jan 9 '15 at 15:59
  • Nothing happens. – Severus15 Jan 9 '15 at 16:31
  • So much for downloading the user manual for your TP 530... (comments deleted as they're in your question anyway: you should do the same thing). How technical are you? Do yo know what a PPA is? Do you know about rolling application versions forward and rolling backward? – Fabby Jan 9 '15 at 16:37
  • Yeah I know what a PPA is. And I am able to add PPAs and install applications and update it via terminal. About rolling backwards I am not sure what you mean. But the user manual from the Thinkpad doesn't help, since they are only supporting Windows and there it works out of the box. I searched for an answer like 5h and after nothing worked out I asked a question. – Severus15 Jan 9 '15 at 17:38
  • Answer coming up... – Fabby Jan 9 '15 at 18:21
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The standard Ubuntu NVidia drivers generate some problems on slightly older and slightly newer NVidia hardware.

If you want more then the standard Ubuntu repository drivers, install the xorg.edgers PPA. As the xorg.edgers group ask not to give installation instructions directly without linking to their page, this is the best I can do.

This PPA will allow you to install experimental drivers which you then will be able to install. I would start with the 346 as it runs 10°C cooler then the other ones at the time of this writing.

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