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External monitor not working in Ubuntu 20.04, xrandr does not show other connected display

Attached are the logs and screenshots. If I switch to ‘nvidia’ using ‘prime-select’ then external monitor connected to GPU works but internal monitor shows blank screen.
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Is it possible to switch between the nouveau driver and the Intel driver?

I know there is a thread similar to my question (attached link below), but I think it is outdated considering the latest versions of Ubuntu. My laptop has the Nvidia optimus system. Because when ...
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Boot fails on Dell XPS 9440 with fresh 23.10 installation

I've spent hours to get my new Dell xps 9440 with Nvidia RTX 4050 GPU running. I freshly installed Ubuntu 23.10 with my bootable USB-Stick. After installing and restarting my device is stuck with a ...
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Xorg - laptop - very poor gaming performance, broken external display connectivity

Firstly, I appologise if this has been answered already (I could not find anything on this topic) or if it is something simple, I am not very adept at Linux. I need help - I am using a laptop with an ...
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Firefox doesn’t detect my Nvidia GPU

I have an Optimus laptop with an Intel iGPU and an Nvidia dGPU, and just noticed that when using the Nvidia GPU (activated with prime-select nvidia), WebGL-based games run software-rendered on the ...
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Asus ROG Zephyrus on Ubuntu 22.04 gets hotter than on Window 11

I bought an Asus ROG Zephyrus m16. In Windows 11 it maintains a temperature between 35° and 45° while in Ubuntu 22.04 it maintains a temperature between 45° and 60°. Why does this happen? How can I ...
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Nvidia prime GPU-only mode stuck at 60 Hz

I am using a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 and I have the latest NVidia drivers installed. When I set display mode to GPU only in the bios I can have a refresh rate of 240 Hz. I want to set it to ...
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Additional drivers not showing in ubuntu22.04LTS

$ sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall I had run this code then , it is showing that All the available drivers are already installed. but when there is no additional drivers neither nvidia nor any other in ...
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Right-clicking on any program in Kubuntu 23.04 does not give the option to "start with discrete video card"

I'm using an Nvidia video card. In Gnome, right-clicking on any program gives me the option to "Start with a discrete video card", but in KDE Plasma this option is missing.How do I add this ...
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Is it possible to run games on a headless NVIDIA Tesla GPU without the use of VMs?

I own an NVIDIA Tesla K20m GPU, which has no video outputs, and have actually been able to game with it through the use of Windows 10 virtual machines. However, I'm curious to know if it's possible to ...
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How use multiple monitors with hybrid discrete/integrated gpu on laptop with ubuntu 18.04?

I am a bit confused of what is needed to make my laptop work with an external monitor. I have a Gigabyte Aero 15. I had no issues installing Ubuntu 18, but the intel gpu is used by default. I ...
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Error: no integrated GPU detected

I have a legion 5 15ach6h laptop, installed with dual boot win7/ubuntu 22.04 My system has two GPUs (Ryzen 5600H integrated gpu and nvidia one), i'm not gaming on linux so i don't want to use the ...
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How do I switch Ubuntu 22.10 to Wayland and use the NVIDIA PRIME RENDER OFFLOAD with Xwayland?

I'm looking for a good tutorial to learn how to switch Ubuntu 22.10 to Wayland and then use the NVIDIA PRIME RENDER OFFLOAD with Xwayland. On the internet there are a lot of sources, but due to the ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on Lenovo Ideapad Z570 with an integrated GPU (Intel with nvidia Cuda) does not wake up after suspend

I too have the same issue. I am using a old laptop with follwing configuration Lenovo Ideapad z570 with intel core i3 2nd gen + 12gb DDR3 RAM This machine has an integrated GPU (Intel with nvidia Cuda)...
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High refresh rate display stuck at 60Hz on laptop with hybrid GPU and advanced MUX switch

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 22.10 on my laptop (Lenovo Legion 7i 2022 IAX7). The laptop uses a hybrid GPU configuration with NVIDIA's advanced optimus. The display is capable of running at 2560x1600@...
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Ubuntu 22.04 does not detects external display after NVIDIA driver installed

I have a new configuration and I have several issues. It's an Optimus laptop with AMD iGPU and NVIDIA dGPU (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070). I try to setup a dual boot system. So one of my main problems is ...
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Audio through HDMI with Nvidia Optimus

HDMI Audio with Nvidia dedicated video card just doesn't work, although it have had. After the upgrade from 20.04 LTS to 22.10 (by reinstalling) the HDMI sound device is detected, but there are no ...
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Couldn't use Nvidia Driver in Kubuntu 22.10 after upgrade from 22.04

Today I upgraded my Kubuntu from 22.04 to 22.10 and I couldn’t manage to use my Nvidia yet. Anyone happened the same? Any clues about what could be happening? Operating System: Kubuntu 22.10 KDE ...
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Getting Vulkan to support dedicated NVIDIA card on a laptop with AMD CPU

I have been trying for many hours now to run a Vulkan application on my discrete NVIDIA GPU. I am running Ubuntu 22.04 on an ASUS ZenBook Pro K53SV, which has an NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti Mobile GPU. The GPU ...
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Screen tearing with optimus laptop on Xorg on Ubuntu 22.04

I am running ubuntu 22.04 (kernel version 5.17) on my optimus laptop with an nvidia 3060 and a intel i9. I am using the new 510 drivers and nvidia-prime to select my gpu. My monitor is hiDpi, so I ...
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Discrete graphics and multiple users

I have a 2014 Lenovo notebook with both integrated (Intel) and discrete (NVidia) graphics. When I first boot the PC, and login, glxinfo shows the nvidia GPU. After logout or user switch, the second ...
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xrandr and nvidia card not working; display unclaimed (Ubuntu 21.10)

I have a new HP Envy laptop with two graphic cards $ lspci -nnk | grep -A3 "\[03..\]:" 0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] [...
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Screen tearing on an external monitor with NVIDIA RTX 3070

I’ve got a Lenovo Legion 5 Pro and I use an external monitor. I’m experiencing horizontal screen tearing when I scroll down/up and when I watch movies or youtube videos. This does not happen when I ...
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External screen can function but not the built-in screen of my laptop

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop. When I connect to external screen and boost the ubuntu, the external screen can display, however the built-in screen remains in active black. I ...
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optirun "Could not enable discrete graphics card" despite setting driver to nviia-current

I've been trying to set up optirun/primusrun for about a day now, and can't get past the part where I test optirun/primusrun glxgears. Both return an error "Could not enable discrete graphics ...
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Mux switch: How to turn off the discrete GPU after switching on the Optimus from discrete GPU only, Lenovo Y540

I have Lenovo Y540 which has an option to turn off intel gpu (Optimus) and 90% of the times I turn off Optimus and use the Nvidia GPU because of the performance difference but I switch on the Optimus ...
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How to check if a specific application is using the Nvidia GPU or the internal GPU

In the Windows task manager there used to be a specific columns for the GPU (as shown in the below image) showing which applications are using the Dedicated GPU (Nvidia) and which applications are ...
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bumblebee optirun not working

i installed bumblebee to switch between GPU but when i run the commande optirun i get the following message [ 97.796880] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) Failed to load module ...
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Screen Tearing - Ubuntu 20.04 with Nvidia/Intel graphics(Nvidia Optimus)

When I use X.ORG X server-Nouveau display driver, I don't have any problem. But whenever I install any version of NVIDIA driver (460/450), I encounter with Screen Tearing. I tried many solutions but ...
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Intel graphics not supported

I have a Lenovo laptop with Intel Iris graphics (i7-1065G7) and discrete NVIDIA GPU on Ubuntu 20.10. I've had high cpu usage and power consumption for a while and I only now realized that it may be ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.5 / 20.04 with Nvidia Optimus doesn't work at high refresh rate (144/240/300hz)

I have a problem with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my GE66 Raider notebook. This machine runs a i7-10850H and RTX 2070 on a 300Hz 1080p display and supports Optimus. After a clean install, in gnome settings ...
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Dedicated NVidia GPU is not running when playing games on Ubuntu 20.04

So I've got myself a new ASUS TUF Gaming FX705DT and absolutely want to avoid installing Windows 10. I installed Ubuntu 20.04. Had a minor problem with the Wi-Fi driver, installed steam and War ...
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How to reduce heat exhaustion of Nvidia GPU (MX110 laptop GPU) on Ubuntu?

Can anyone help me by guiding how to reduce GPU (Nvidia MX110) temp in Ubuntu? The exhaust of my laptop becomes a hot air blower, even if the graphics rendering is the switched to Intel iGPU and ...
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Error after downloading and installing Bumblebee

So, i've changed the .conf file adding my NVIDIA driver (nvidia-440) and when i try to optirun it just doesn't work, so i need some help with that, i've an Intel I7-7500U (HD 620) and a Geforce 920mx, ...
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Nouveau drivers doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.04 with PRIME

I'm trying to use nouveau drivers in Ubuntu 20.04 with an nVidia Optimus card (GeForce GTX 1650). This is the output of inxi -G: Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel ...
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Nvidia-prime not working | AMD + Nvidia | XMG-Core 4800H+RTX2060

I bought new Laptop and installed Ubuntu 20.04 on it. It is an XMG Core 15 with an 4800H and 2060. I have some Problems with the Prime integrated. The external ports are only wired to the nvidia card ...
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`prime-select intel` doesn't power off the NVIDIA GPU

I have a Dell XPS 15 9560 laptop with an Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card. I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 with nvidia-driver-440. When I run prime-select intel and reboot, prime-select query prints intel ...
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How do you install nvidia divers if it is not shown in additional drivers and and when installed how to get it to work?

the output of sudo lspci -k | grep -iEA3 'VGA|3D' is 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 5500 (rev 09) DeviceName: Onboard IGD Subsystem: Dell HD Graphics 5500 ...
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Nvidia Optimus - how to run just an integrated gpu

I own 10 years old Samsung QX510 laptop with Nvidia Optimus technology and since Ubuntu 15.04 I'm facing huge problems with graphics. Most of the time I was using just an integrated gpu and computer ...
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(Update) Suspend problem (on ubuntu studio 20. 04 LTS)

First of all, I apologize for the language. I'm French, but I didn't get an answer on the French forum, so I came here. I have a problem with the sleep mode (which is quite problematic I find). When I ...
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Unable to activate HDMI output with AMD/Nvidia hybrid graphics card

I have an Asus TUF Gaming FX505D Laptop with Ubuntu 18.04.04 LTS. And I'm unable to connect a Monitor with HDMI to my Laptop. It has an AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060 Hybrid Graphic ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Installing Nvidia drivers

I am having troubles with getting Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 drivers going on my AMD Ryzen desktop. I have entered the following terminal commands: ubuntu-drivers devices sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall ...
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Cannot turn off NVIDIA GPU using bbswitch

I have a laptop with a GeForce GT 650M. I recently installed Kubuntu 20.04 and have nvidia-prime installed. I can select PRIME Profiles in nvidia-settings and I have "NVIDIA (Performance)", "NVIDIA ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Nvidia prime on Demand and External Monitors

I've been exploring the options of Nvidia Optimus under Ubuntu since the release of the on-demand option with Ubuntu 20.04 and nvidia-driver-440. I can now run my laptop using the Intel HD530 iGPU ...
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dual monitor not working

I tried to connect a second monitor over HDMI (my laptop has not VGA) and it is not detected. I tried with the live version and it works. Hypothesis: a missing package or a something in a ...
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Can' fix screen tearing on Ubntu 20.04

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my Asus ROG GL752VW-DH71, and I can't seem to fix Ubuntu's screen tearing issue. sudo lspci | grep VGA && sudo lshw -c video | grep configuration && ...
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How is NVIDIA Prime Render Offloading configured in Ubuntu 20.04?

Yesterday I installed Kubuntu 20.04 from scratch on a Lenovo Thinkpad T490 laptop with a GeForce MX250 discrete graphics adapter. Prime render offloading fails with: $ __NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1 ...
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Nvidia Optimus on 20.04: switching to Intel GPU works on Ubuntu Mate, but not on Ubuntu Gnome

I am trying to revive an old Lenovo Ideapad Z360 laptop using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. This laptop has an integrated Intel GPU and a discrete Nvidia GPU, as follows: $ lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' ...
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Nvidia Prime, Optimus laptop: how is 20.04 doing?

I am currently on elementary OS latest everything, I have an XPS 9550 with Intel integrated graphics and Nvidia discrete GPU (latest BIOS, January 2020). With Nvidia drivers 435.21 (the latest stable ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 very slow response or freeze at login after setting Prime Synchronization for Nvidia optimus laptop

So I have just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop (Intel i7 7700HQ + NVIDIA 1050Ti), I noticed that when enabling the NVIDIA driver (version 440.62) the laptop screen suffers from ...
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