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Dual Monitor with Nvidia 310.19 drivers crashes.

Postby junaidsurve on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:06 pm

Hi All

I am a recent migrant from Windows to LM13(64-bit) Mate. I have been facing a problem with Dual Monitor for the past 7-8 days. I have tried a lot of stuff that I got from various forums and by googling, however none helped.

I have a nVidia GT420M card on my Laptop(64-bit). I have installed the latest 310.19 drivers. From http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-disp ... river.html
My ideal preference is - My External Monitor (VGA-0) to be my primary screen and the Laptop screen (LVDS-0) to be off.

On boot, the login screen appears on the Laptop screen. After logging in, the External Monitor is considered as the Primary screen since the panel appears in the External Screen, however the desktop icons appear on the Laptop screen.

The problem is when i do
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sudo nvidia-settings
and choose my Laptop screen to be put off, both screen turn black for about 2 seconds and then only the Laptop screen has the background image with the desktop icons disappeared and the neither the mouse nor the keyboard responds. So I have to do a hard reset.

Also when I select "Separate X Screen" and click on "Apply". The Laptop screen goes black and the External Monitor has the background image in the top half of the screen and the bottom half is black. It looks like the Laptop settings are imposed on the External Monitor. Also neither the mouse nor the keyboard responds. So I have to do a hard reset.

To install the nVidia drivers I have done the following -
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sudo killall mdm

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apt remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau libdrm-nouveau1

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<at the downloaded path> sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-310.19.run

Complie dkmk - Yes
Install 32 bit Open GL libraries - Yes

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sudo nvidia-xconfig

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sudo reboot


The current nvidia-settings are attached.
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Settings for the Laptop
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Settings for the External Monitor.
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Linux Mint 13 (64-bit) Mate. Acer Aspire 5742G
Intel Core i3-370M, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce GT 420M
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Re: Dual Monitor with Nvidia 310.19 drivers crashes.

Postby junaidsurve on Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:36 pm

I have tried installing nVidia 304. It still behaves the same way.
The bumblebee nvidia drivers crashes on start up.

I am tired of trying now. Done about 100 hard resets.

No one here to help. Its unfortunate.
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