Is it possible to drive external HDMI monitor using Intel Skylake

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daviessd
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Is it possible to drive external HDMI monitor using Intel Skylake

Post by daviessd » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:00 pm

My current graphics setup (below).

I know I can do it using the NVIDIA but I don't use it unless gaming. Can I use the Intel Skylake Integrated Graphics card t drive an external HDMI monitor dual screen.

I works using Intel Skylake Integrated Graphics in windows 10.

Mint does not detect the external HDMI monitor.

Graphics:
Card-1: Intel Skylake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GM204M [GeForce GTX 980M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
Resolution: 2560x1440@60.00hz
System:
Host: Alienware-17-R3 Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia

Please help.
Alienware 17 R3. i7-6820HK CPU. 16.00 GB Ram. Boot -> PM951 NVMe SAMSU 1TB. Data Hitachi 1TB 7200 RPM. 17inch UHD Screen. Intel(R) HD Graphics + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (8GIG). Sound Blaster Recon3Di. Primary OS Mint. Gaming Platform Windows 10.

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Re: Is it possible to drive external HDMI monitor using Intel Skylake

Post by roblm » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:41 am

You have to use Reverse PRIME: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PRIME

However, this method is not supported by the Nvidia driver, so the open-source nouveau driver will need to be used.

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Re: Is it possible to drive external HDMI monitor using Intel Skylake

Post by daviessd » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:32 pm

Thanks for your response but there is no way I am giving up my NVIDIA drivers.

Unless there is another way?

Regards

Stuart
Alienware 17 R3. i7-6820HK CPU. 16.00 GB Ram. Boot -> PM951 NVMe SAMSU 1TB. Data Hitachi 1TB 7200 RPM. 17inch UHD Screen. Intel(R) HD Graphics + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (8GIG). Sound Blaster Recon3Di. Primary OS Mint. Gaming Platform Windows 10.

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