I have recently installed Ubuntu but the drivers from x.org are not so good, because:

  • the display with NVidia graphics card (plugged by HDMI) has some problems server x from x.org nouveau driver from xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (open source)
  • the second one plugged by DVI to the Intel GPU works just fine.

After driver change to NVidia drivers nvidia binary driver version 470.76 from nvidia-340 (opensource) I noticed that the HDMI display works fine, but the DVI one is just blank and not detected neither by the NVidia x server settings nor the system display settings.

  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! ;-) I'm sorry and, please, blame it on me: I'm confused and confusing... But... What's your question??? :/
    – Fabby
    Feb 23, 2015 at 12:49
  • How can i get second monitor to work :) Feb 23, 2015 at 13:03
  • If you cant understand something it might be my fault my english is not perfect :) Feb 23, 2015 at 13:04
  • Please edit your question and give more information. Replace which by actual problem/driver. Bad English is no problem; too little information is a problem! ;-)
    – Fabby
    Feb 23, 2015 at 13:11
  • Edited with drivers name :) Feb 23, 2015 at 13:46

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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 for now...

If you don't know what a PPA is or need some guidance about rolling forward and backward of driver versions after reading their page, leave a comment below.


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