Problem with dual monitor on Acer Nitro 5

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Problem with dual monitor on Acer Nitro 5

Post by informaticaquemu » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:36 am

Hello, when I connect the second screen through the hdmi and turn on the notebook everything looks good, but when system start the second screen turns black, and if I disconnect and reconnect, many horizontal lines are shown ... I tried updating and changing the drivers but it does not work.

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Re: Problem with dual monitor on Acer Nitro 5

Post by Hoser Rob » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:06 am

First, where did you get those drivers from? Downloading them from a mfr's site seems obvious to a Windows user but in Linux it's not such a good idea.

Second, you need to post some useful info, copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here (no screenshots):

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inxi -Fxz

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Re: Problem with dual monitor on Acer Nitro 5

Post by informaticaquemu » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:52 am

Hello! thanks for the reply! I did not install anything, I'm just using what the system loaded by default ...


System: Host: francisco-Nitro-AN515-51 Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: Acer product: Nitro AN515-51 v: V1.13
Mobo: KBL model: Freed_KLS v: V1.13
Bios: Insyde v: V1.13 date: 12/26/2017
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-7300HQ (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 19968
clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 1199 MHz 2: 1200 MHz 3: 1199 MHz
4: 1199 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Device 591b bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1c8d bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Kabylake GT2
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel Device a171 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.1
IF: enp3s0f1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (57.1% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10SPZX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 37G used: 8.6G (25%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
ID-2: swap-1 size: 12.76GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: 29.8C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 242 Uptime: 17:20 Memory: 4188.3/11896.8MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: Problem with dual monitor on Acer Nitro 5

Post by roblm » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:58 pm

informaticaquemu wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:36 am
I tried updating and changing the drivers but it does not work.
So you have already tried installing the recommended Nvidia driver in Driver Manager and then selecting the Nvidia GPU in the NVIDIA Prime applet in the System Tray area, or in the Nvidia X Server Settings utility on the PRIME Profiles page and then logging out and back in?

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Re: Problem with dual monitor on Acer Nitro 5

Post by informaticaquemu » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:31 am

I have two, nvidia and intel. In both cases I tried the recommended and the owner, but there is no result

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Re: Problem with dual monitor on Acer Nitro 5

Post by roblm » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:21 pm

Use these commands in the Terminal and post the output:

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1. xed /var/log/gpu-manager.log
2. dpkg -l |grep -i nvidia				
3. lspci -nnk |egrep -A3 -i "3D|VGA"
4. ls /etc/modprobe.d
5. ls /etc/X11

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Re: Problem with dual monitor on Acer Nitro 5

Post by informaticaquemu » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:17 am

Hello!

1)
log_file: /var/log/gpu-manager.log
last_boot_file: /var/lib/ubuntu-drivers-common/last_gfx_boot
new_boot_file: /var/lib/ubuntu-drivers-common/last_gfx_boot
can't access /run/u-d-c-nvidia-was-loaded file
can't access /run/u-d-c-fglrx-was-loaded file
Looking for fglrx modules in /lib/modules/4.10.0-38-generic/updates/dkms
Looking for nvidia modules in /lib/modules/4.10.0-38-generic/updates/dkms
Is nvidia loaded? no
Was nvidia unloaded? no
Is nvidia blacklisted? no
Is fglrx loaded? no
Was fglrx unloaded? no
Is fglrx blacklisted? no
Is intel loaded? yes
Is radeon loaded? no
Is radeon blacklisted? no
Is amdgpu loaded? no
Is amdgpu blacklisted? no
Is nouveau loaded? yes
Is nouveau blacklisted? no
Is fglrx kernel module available? no
Is nvidia kernel module available? no
Vendor/Device Id: 8086:591b
BusID "PCI:0@0:2:0"
Is boot vga? yes
Vendor/Device Id: 10de:1c8d
BusID "PCI:1@0:0:0"
Is boot vga? no
Skipping "/dev/dri/card1", driven by "nouveau"
Skipping "/dev/dri/card0", driven by "i915"
Skipping "/dev/dri/card1", driven by "nouveau"
Skipping "/dev/dri/card0", driven by "i915"
Found "/dev/dri/card1", driven by "nouveau"
Number of connected outputs for /dev/dri/card1: 0
Skipping "/dev/dri/card1", driven by "nouveau"
Found "/dev/dri/card0", driven by "i915"
output 0:
card0-eDP-1
Number of connected outputs for /dev/dri/card0: 1
Does it require offloading? yes
last cards number = 2
Has amd? no
Has intel? yes
Has nvidia? yes
How many cards? 2
Has the system changed? No
main_arch_path x86_64-linux-gnu, other_arch_path i386-linux-gnu
Current alternative: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/mesa/ld.so.conf
Current core alternative: (null)
Current egl alternative: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/mesa-egl/ld.so.conf
Is nvidia enabled? no
Is nvidia egl enabled? no
Is fglrx enabled? no
Is mesa enabled? yes
Is mesa egl enabled? yes
Is pxpress enabled? no
Is prime enabled? no
Is prime egl enabled? no
Is nvidia available? yes
Is nvidia egl available? no
Is fglrx available? no
Is fglrx-core available? no
Is mesa available? yes
Is mesa egl available? yes
Is pxpress available? no
Is prime available? yes
Is prime egl available? no
Intel IGP detected
Desktop system detected
or laptop with open drivers
Discrete NVIDIA card detected
Driver not enabled or not in use
Nothing to do

2)
ii bbswitch-dkms 0.8-3ubuntu1 amd64 Interface for toggling the power on NVIDIA Optimus video cards
ii libcuda1-384 384.130-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 amd64 NVIDIA CUDA runtime library
ii nvidia-384 384.130-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 amd64 NVIDIA binary driver - version 384.130
ii nvidia-opencl-icd-384 384.130-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 amd64 NVIDIA OpenCL ICD
ii nvidia-prime 0.8.2linuxmint1 amd64 Tools to enable NVIDIA's Prime
ii nvidia-prime-applet 1.0.6 all An applet for NVIDIA Prime
ii nvidia-settings 361.42-0ubuntu1 amd64 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver

3)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:591b] (rev 04)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:118a]
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915
--
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:1c8d] (rev a1)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:118b]
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_384_drm, nvidia_384
4)
alsa-base.conf blacklist-modem.conf fbdev-blacklist.conf
blacklist-ath_pci.conf blacklist-oss.conf intel-microcode-blacklist.conf
blacklist.conf blacklist-rare-network.conf iwlwifi.conf
blacklist-firewire.conf blacklist-watchdog.conf mlx4.conf
blacklist-framebuffer.conf dkms.conf vmwgfx-fbdev.conf

5)
app-defaults rgb.txt xorg.conf Xresources Xsession.options
default-display-manager xinit Xreset Xsession xsm
fonts xkb Xreset.d Xsession.d Xwrapper.config

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Re: Problem with dual monitor on Acer Nitro 5

Post by roblm » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:32 pm

1. First, use this command and post the output: xed /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

2. Then open the Driver Manager and install the nvidia-384.130 driver again. After rebooting, use this command to switch to the Nvidia driver: sudo prime-select nvidia. Copy and post the message in the Terminal window. Log out and back in. Then use these commands:

3. ls /etc/modprobe.d

4. xed /etc/X11/xorg.conf

5. xrandr

6. Is the external monitor connected through an HDMI to HDMI connection?

7. What is the brand and model number of the monitor?

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Re: Problem with dual monitor on Acer Nitro 5

Post by informaticaquemu » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:50 pm

1)
Section "Device"
Identifier "Default Card 0"
BusID "PCI:0@0:2:0"
EndSection

2)
Info: the current GL alternatives in use are: ['mesa', 'nvidia-384']
Info: the current EGL alternatives in use are: ['mesa-egl', 'nvidia-384']
Info: selecting nvidia-384 for the nvidia profile
update-alternatives: utilizando /usr/lib/nvidia-384/ld.so.conf para proveer /etc/ld.so.conf.d/x86_64-linux-gnu_GL.conf (x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) en modo manual
update-alternatives: utilizando /usr/lib/nvidia-384/ld.so.conf para proveer /etc/ld.so.conf.d/x86_64-linux-gnu_EGL.conf (x86_64-linux-gnu_egl_conf) en modo manual

3)
alsa-base.conf blacklist-watchdog.conf
blacklist-ath_pci.conf dkms.conf
blacklist.conf fbdev-blacklist.conf
blacklist-firewire.conf intel-microcode-blacklist.conf
blacklist-framebuffer.conf iwlwifi.conf
blacklist-modem.conf mlx4.conf
blacklist-oss.conf nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf
blacklist-rare-network.conf vmwgfx-fbdev.conf

4)
Section "Device"
Identifier "Default Card 0"
BusID "PCI:0@0:2:0"
EndSection

5)
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
eDP1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
1920x1080 60.02*+ 59.93
1680x1050 59.95 59.88
1600x1024 60.17
1400x1050 59.98
1600x900 60.00
1280x1024 60.02
1440x900 59.89
1280x960 60.00
1368x768 60.00
1360x768 59.80 59.96
1152x864 60.00
1280x720 60.00
1024x768 60.00
1024x576 60.00
960x540 60.00
800x600 60.32 56.25
864x486 60.00
640x480 59.94
720x405 60.00
640x360 60.00
VIRTUAL1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

6) it is connected to an adapter from hdmi to vga, but in ubuntu it's worked, and if I connect it when the notebook is turned on it is shown on both screens until it logs in, then the monitor goes black...

7) Samsung 19" led model s19b150n

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Re: Problem with dual monitor on Acer Nitro 5

Post by roblm » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:46 pm

If you have changed back to the intel GPU, then use the command sudo prime-select nvidia again.
When the Nvidia GPU is selected, a special xorg.conf file should be created that looks similar to this:

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Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout"
    Screen 0 "nvidia"
    Inactive "intel"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier "intel"
    Driver "modesetting"
    BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
    Option "AccelMethod" "None"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "intel"
    Device "intel"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier "nvidia"
    Driver "nvidia"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    Option "ConstrainCursor" "off"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "nvidia"
    Device "nvidia"
    Option "AllowEmptyInitialConfiguration" "on"
EndSection
That’s not happening on your system. First use this command to open the existing xorg.conf file:

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gksudo xed /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Remove the existing lines. Copy the lines above and paste them into the file.
Next, the gpu-manager needs to be disabled. Use this command to open the grub file:

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gksudo xed /etc/default/grub
Add nogpumanager to this line:

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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
So it will now look like this:

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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nogpumanager"
Then use this command to update grub: sudo update-grub

Reboot but be prepared for trouble.

If you can't get back to the desktop, then enter the virtual console tty1 by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1. Log in and then type sudo prime-select intel and sudo reboot

If you still can't get back to the desktop, then enter tty1 again. Log in and then type:

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sudo nano -t /etc/default/grub
Use the Arrow keys to move the cursor. Remove nogpumanager from the line it was added to. Press Ctrl+X to save and exit. Then type sudo reboot

If you can't enter tty1, then reboot and select Recovery Mode at the GRUB boot menu. If no menu shows, then hold down the Shift key while starting. In the menu, select “root - drop to root shell prompt”. When asked for the root password, just type your user password. Then change the file permissions to read and write by typing:

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mount -o remount,rw /

Then use this command to open the grub file:

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nano -t /etc/default/grub
Remove nogpumanager from the line it was added to. Press Ctrl+X to save and exit. Then type these commands and wait: prime-select intel and reboot

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Re: Problem with dual monitor on Acer Nitro 5

Post by informaticaquemu » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:00 pm

Hello!
I had several problems with the system and I had to reinstall everything (deleting the UEFI partition with Windows) and all the problems were solved. Apparently the system did not work well because of this.
Thank you very much for the support! Regards!

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