Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

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Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by briwayjones » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:57 am

I have an older desktop system from about 2009. Right now I am using a dedicated NVIDIA card that is running two monitors. My motherboard also has a ATI integrated graphics chip. I would like to also be able to use that along with the dedicated so that I could run a third monitor/TV on it.

I have messed with bumblebee some but to tell the truth I'm kind of lost and not sure where to go or what to do.

Would you still call this hybrid graphics? I have only seen that term applied to laptops.

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by roblm » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:43 pm

briwayjones wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:57 am
Would you still call this hybrid graphics? I have only seen that term applied to laptops.
It’s just for laptops and notebooks, along with using bumblebee.

Using both the integrated ATI and Nvidia card will probably work as long as the open source drivers are used for both.

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by briwayjones » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:33 pm

roblm wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Using both the integrated ATI and Nvidia card will probably work as long as the open source drivers are used for both.
I'm a noob when it comes to linux. How do I check to see if Mint sees the ATI card and install drivers for it? As far as doing it through GUI it looks like there is only the place to manage the NVIDIA drivers.

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by roblm » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:27 am

You will first need to open Driver Manager and select the nouveau driver (xserver-xorg-video-nouveau). Then reboot and enter the BIOS.

You need to be able to enable both GPUs at the same time. There will be a setting to select the Primary Video Device. There also may be another setting for the Integrated Graphics that has a Force option, so it is always enabled.

While starting your system, the open source drivers should automatically be enabled for both GPUs. Open the Display program to check if all 3 monitors are on and positioned correctly.

If you are able to enable both GPUs but all 3 monitors don’t work, then open the Terminal, type this command and post the output: inxi -SGx

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by briwayjones » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:49 pm

roblm wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:27 am
You will first need to open Driver Manager and select the nouveau driver (xserver-xorg-video-nouveau). Then reboot and enter the BIOS.

You need to be able to enable both GPUs at the same time. There will be a setting to select the Primary Video Device. There also may be another setting for the Integrated Graphics that has a Force option, so it is always enabled.

While starting your system, the open source drivers should automatically be enabled for both GPUs. Open the Display program to check if all 3 monitors are on and positioned correctly.

If you are able to enable both GPUs but all 3 monitors don’t work, then open the Terminal, type this command and post the output: inxi -SGx
Thanks Rob! I already had the onboard video enabled in BIOS. I hadn't switched the driver to noveau though. I did that and it acts like it doesn't see the onboard GPU. So I set the BIOS to boot the onboard GPU first which I tried before. And it seems like you always have to do that to get it to work properly. In Windows anyway. With it set to boot first it boots on the third monitor (TV in this case) hooked to the onboard GPU, Cinnamon crashes as soon as Mint starts though and will continue to crash if you restart it. It only displays anything on the third monitor. From what the output of that command though it seems like it sees both cards.

Output from the external card set to boot first in BIOS.

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brian@Quercus:~$ inxi -SGx
System:    Host: Quercus Kernel: 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK107 [GeForce GT 640] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1680x1050@60.26hz, 1920x1080@59.93hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 640/PCIe/SSE2
           version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48 Direct Render: Yes
Output from the onboard GPU set to boot first in BIOS.

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brian@Quercus:~$ inxi -SGx
System:    Host: Quercus Kernel: 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Graphics:  Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS880 [Radeon HD 4200]
           bus-ID: 01:05.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GK107 [GeForce GT 640] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting,nvidia,ati,radeon,nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: N/A version: N/A Direct Render: N/A

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by roblm » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:42 pm

Disconnect the monitor connected to the integrated GPU. At the desktop, use these commands and post the output: inxi -SMCI and ls /etc/modprobe.d

Also post the Xorg.0.log file. Use this command to open it: xed /var/log/Xorg.0.log

If you have problems posting that long file, then it can be uploaded to pastebin.
First install pastebinit with this command: sudo apt install pastebinit

Then use this command to upload the file to pastebin: pastebinit /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Post the URL link that displays in the Terminal window.

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by briwayjones » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:07 pm

roblm wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Disconnect the monitor connected to the integrated GPU. At the desktop, use these commands and post the output: inxi -SMCI and ls /etc/modprobe.d

Also post the Xorg.0.log file. Use this command to open it: xed /var/log/Xorg.0.log

If you have problems posting that long file, then it can be uploaded to pastebin.
First install pastebinit with this command: sudo apt install pastebinit

Then use this command to upload the file to pastebin: pastebinit /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Post the URL link that displays in the Terminal window.

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brian@Quercus:~$ inxi -SMCI
System:    Host: Quercus Kernel: 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8  Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H serial: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H v: x.x serial: N/A
           BIOS: Award v: F7 date: 05/25/2010
CPU:       Quad core AMD Phenom II X4 955 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 2100 MHz 2: 2500 MHz 3: 800 MHz
           4: 2500 MHz
Info:      Processes: 224 Uptime: 3:35 Memory: 3661.4/7974.7MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56 

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alsa-base.conf                  blacklist-framebuffer.conf   intel-microcode-blacklist.conf
amd64-microcode-blacklist.conf  blacklist-modem.conf         iwlwifi.conf
blacklist-ath_pci.conf          blacklist-oss.conf           nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf
blacklist.conf                  blacklist-rare-network.conf
blacklist-firewire.conf         dkms.conf

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[    32.456] 
X.Org X Server 1.19.6
Release Date: 2017-12-20
[    32.456] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    32.456] Build Operating System: Linux 4.4.0-119-generic x86_64 Ubuntu
[    32.456] Current Operating System: Linux Quercus 4.15.0-32-generic #35-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 10 17:58:07 UTC 2018 x86_64
[    32.456] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-32-generic root=UUID=74e4bd1a-9503-4ff7-9173-da2162882887 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=1
[    32.456] Build Date: 13 April 2018  08:07:36PM
[    32.456] xorg-server 2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support) 
[    32.456] Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
[    32.456] 	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
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[    32.456] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Aug 20 17:26:00 2018
[    32.490] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    32.490] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[    32.490] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[    32.490] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
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[    32.490] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
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[    32.490] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    32.490] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    32.490] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[    32.490] (==) Automatically binding GPU devices
[    32.490] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
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[    32.490] (==) FontPath set to:
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	/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
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[    32.490] (II) Loader magic: 0x56041da2a020
[    32.490] (II) Module ABI versions:
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[    32.490] 	X.Org Video Driver: 23.0
[    32.490] 	X.Org XInput driver : 24.1
[    32.490] 	X.Org Server Extension : 10.0
[    32.491] (++) using VT number 7

[    32.491] (II) systemd-logind: logind integration requires -keeptty and -keeptty was not provided, disabling logind integration
[    32.491] (II) xfree86: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
[    32.492] (**) OutputClass "nvidia" ModulePath extended to "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/nvidia/xorg,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[    32.493] (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 10de:0fc1:19da:1258 rev 161, Mem @ 0xfb000000/16777216, 0xc0000000/268435456, 0xde000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x0000ef00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[    32.493] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    32.493] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/nvidia/xorg/libglx.so
[    33.450] (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    33.450] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    33.450] 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    33.450] (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  390.48  Wed Mar 21 23:42:56 PDT 2018
[    33.450] (II) Applying OutputClass "nvidia" to /dev/dri/card0
[    33.450] 	loading driver: nvidia
[    33.450] (==) Matched nvidia as autoconfigured driver 0
[    33.450] (==) Matched nouveau as autoconfigured driver 1
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[    33.450] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 3
[    33.450] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 4
[    33.450] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 5
[    33.450] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[    33.450] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[    33.450] (II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/nvidia/xorg/nvidia_drv.so
[    33.450] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    33.450] 	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    33.450] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    33.450] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
[    33.451] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nouveau_drv.so
[    33.461] (II) Module nouveau: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    33.461] 	compiled for 1.19.3, module version = 1.0.15
[    33.461] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    33.461] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 23.0
[    33.461] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting"
[    33.461] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so
[    33.461] (II) Module modesetting: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    33.461] 	compiled for 1.19.6, module version = 1.19.6
[    33.461] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    33.461] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 23.0
[    33.461] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[    33.461] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[    33.461] (II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    33.461] 	compiled for 1.19.3, module version = 0.4.4
[    33.461] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    33.461] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 23.0
[    33.461] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[    33.461] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[    33.461] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    33.461] 	compiled for 1.19.3, module version = 2.3.4
[    33.461] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    33.461] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 23.0
[    33.461] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  390.48  Wed Mar 21 23:18:15 PDT 2018
[    33.461] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
[    33.461] (II) NOUVEAU driver Date:   Fri Apr 21 14:41:17 2017 -0400
[    33.461] (II) NOUVEAU driver for NVIDIA chipset families :
[    33.461] 	RIVA TNT        (NV04)
[    33.461] 	RIVA TNT2       (NV05)
[    33.461] 	GeForce 256     (NV10)
[    33.461] 	GeForce 2       (NV11, NV15)
[    33.461] 	GeForce 4MX     (NV17, NV18)
[    33.461] 	GeForce 3       (NV20)
[    33.461] 	GeForce 4Ti     (NV25, NV28)
[    33.461] 	GeForce FX      (NV3x)
[    33.461] 	GeForce 6       (NV4x)
[    33.461] 	GeForce 7       (G7x)
[    33.461] 	GeForce 8       (G8x)
[    33.461] 	GeForce GTX 200 (NVA0)
[    33.461] 	GeForce GTX 400 (NVC0)
[    33.461] (II) modesetting: Driver for Modesetting Kernel Drivers: kms
[    33.461] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
[    33.461] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[    33.480] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
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[    33.480] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
[    33.480] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    33.480] 	compiled for 1.19.6, module version = 1.0.0
[    33.480] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[    33.480] (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
[    33.480] (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
[    33.490] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
[    33.490] (II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    33.490] 	compiled for 1.19.6, module version = 1.0.0
[    33.490] 	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[    33.490] (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
[    33.490] (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
[    33.490] (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
[    33.490] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for modesetting
[    33.490] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
[    33.490] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
[    33.490] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
[    33.490] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
[    33.490] (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    33.490] 	compiled for 1.19.6, module version = 0.0.2
[    33.490] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 23.0
[    33.490] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
[    33.490] (II) NVIDIA(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
	"Default Screen Section" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
[    33.490] (==) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (==) framebuffer bpp 32
[    33.490] (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
[    33.490] (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[    33.490] (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
[    33.490] (II) Applying OutputClass "nvidia" options to /dev/dri/card0
[    33.490] (**) NVIDIA(0): Option "AllowEmptyInitialConfiguration"
[    33.490] (**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 2D acceleration
[    33.802] (--) NVIDIA(0): Valid display device(s) on GPU-0 at PCI:1:0:0
[    33.803] (--) NVIDIA(0):     CRT-0
[    33.803] (--) NVIDIA(0):     DFP-0 (boot)
[    33.803] (--) NVIDIA(0):     DFP-1
[    33.803] (--) NVIDIA(0):     DFP-2
[    33.804] (II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce GT 640 (GK107) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
[    33.804] (--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 2097152 kBytes
[    33.804] (--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 80.07.42.00.14
[    33.804] (II) NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
[    33.810] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: disconnected
[    33.810] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    33.810] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
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[    33.821] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): Internal TMDS
[    33.821] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    33.821] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    33.822] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: disconnected
[    33.822] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: Internal TMDS
[    33.822] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: 165.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    33.822] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    33.828] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): connected
[    33.828] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): Internal TMDS
[    33.828] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    33.828] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    33.834] (==) NVIDIA(0): 
[    33.834] (==) NVIDIA(0): No modes were requested; the default mode "nvidia-auto-select"
[    33.834] (==) NVIDIA(0):     will be used as the requested mode.
[    33.834] (==) NVIDIA(0): 
[    33.835] (II) NVIDIA(0): Validated MetaModes:
[    33.835] (II) NVIDIA(0):     "DFP-0:nvidia-auto-select,DFP-2:nvidia-auto-select"
[    33.835] (II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 3600 x 1080
[    33.838] (--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (104, 102); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config
[    33.838] (--) NVIDIA(0):     option
[    33.838] (II) UnloadModule: "nouveau"
[    33.838] (II) Unloading nouveau
[    33.839] (II) UnloadModule: "modesetting"
[    33.839] (II) Unloading modesetting
[    33.839] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
[    33.839] (II) Unloading fbdev
[    33.839] (II) UnloadSubModule: "fbdevhw"
[    33.839] (II) Unloading fbdevhw
[    33.839] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
[    33.839] (II) Unloading vesa
[    33.839] (--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
[    33.839] (II) NVIDIA: Using 6144.00 MB of virtual memory for indirect memory
[    33.839] (II) NVIDIA:     access.
[    33.861] (II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "DFP-0:nvidia-auto-select,DFP-2:nvidia-auto-select"
[    33.931] (==) NVIDIA(0): Disabling shared memory pixmaps
[    33.931] (==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store enabled
[    33.931] (==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
[    33.931] (==) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
[    33.931] (II) Loading sub module "dri2"
[    33.931] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[    33.931] (II) Module "dri2" already built-in
[    33.931] (II) NVIDIA(0): [DRI2] Setup complete
[    33.931] (II) NVIDIA(0): [DRI2]   VDPAU driver: nvidia
[    33.931] (--) RandR disabled
[    33.937] (II) SELinux: Disabled on system
[    33.938] (II) Initializing extension GLX
[    33.938] (II) Indirect GLX disabled.
[    34.036] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event1)
[    34.036] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "libinput keyboard catchall"
[    34.036] (II) LoadModule: "libinput"
[    34.036] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/libinput_drv.so
[    34.037] (II) Module libinput: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    34.037] 	compiled for 1.19.6, module version = 0.27.1
[    34.037] 	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
[    34.037] 	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 24.1
[    34.037] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'Power Button'
[    34.037] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[    34.037] (**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event1"
[    34.037] (**) Option "_source" "server/udev"
[    34.038] (II) event1  - Power Button: is tagged by udev as: Keyboard
[    34.038] (II) event1  - Power Button: device is a keyboard
[    34.038] (II) event1  - Power Button: device removed
[    34.064] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXPWRBN:00/input/input1/event1"
[    34.064] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD, id 6)
[    34.064] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    34.064] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[    34.064] (II) event1  - Power Button: is tagged by udev as: Keyboard
[    34.064] (II) event1  - Power Button: device is a keyboard
[    34.064] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event0)
[    34.064] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "libinput keyboard catchall"
[    34.064] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'Power Button'
[    34.064] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[    34.064] (**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event0"
[    34.064] (**) Option "_source" "server/udev"
[    34.065] (II) event0  - Power Button: is tagged by udev as: Keyboard
[    34.065] (II) event0  - Power Button: device is a keyboard
[    34.065] (II) event0  - Power Button: device removed
[    34.080] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input0/event0"
[    34.080] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD, id 7)
[    34.080] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    34.080] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[    34.080] (II) event0  - Power Button: is tagged by udev as: Keyboard
[    34.080] (II) event0  - Power Button: device is a keyboard
[    34.080] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=3 (/dev/input/event13)
[    34.080] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.080] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.081] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=7 (/dev/input/event14)
[    34.081] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.081] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.081] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=8 (/dev/input/event15)
[    34.081] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.081] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.081] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=9 (/dev/input/event16)
[    34.081] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.081] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.082] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Logitech K520 (/dev/input/event2)
[    34.082] (**) Logitech K520: Applying InputClass "libinput keyboard catchall"
[    34.082] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'Logitech K520'
[    34.082] (**) Logitech K520: always reports core events
[    34.082] (**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event2"
[    34.082] (**) Option "_source" "server/udev"
[    34.082] (II) event2  - Logitech K520: is tagged by udev as: Keyboard
[    34.082] (II) event2  - Logitech K520: device is a keyboard
[    34.082] (II) event2  - Logitech K520: device removed
[    34.096] (II) libinput: Logitech K520: needs a virtual subdevice
[    34.096] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.1/usb4/4-3/4-3:1.2/0003:046D:C52B.0003/0003:046D:2011.0005/input/input3/event2"
[    34.096] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Logitech K520" (type: MOUSE, id 8)
[    34.096] (**) Option "AccelerationScheme" "none"
[    34.096] (**) Logitech K520: (accel) selected scheme none/0
[    34.096] (**) Logitech K520: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[    34.096] (**) Logitech K520: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[    34.096] (II) event2  - Logitech K520: is tagged by udev as: Keyboard
[    34.096] (II) event2  - Logitech K520: device is a keyboard
[    34.097] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055 (/dev/input/event3)
[    34.097] (**) Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055: Applying InputClass "libinput pointer catchall"
[    34.097] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055'
[    34.097] (**) Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055: always reports core events
[    34.097] (**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event3"
[    34.097] (**) Option "_source" "server/udev"
[    34.097] (II) event3  - Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055: is tagged by udev as: Mouse
[    34.097] (II) event3  - Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055: device is a pointer
[    34.097] (II) event3  - Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055: device removed
[    34.128] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.1/usb4/4-3/4-3:1.2/0003:046D:C52B.0003/0003:046D:4055.0004/input/input4/event3"
[    34.128] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055" (type: MOUSE, id 9)
[    34.128] (**) Option "AccelerationScheme" "none"
[    34.128] (**) Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055: (accel) selected scheme none/0
[    34.128] (**) Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[    34.128] (**) Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[    34.128] (II) event3  - Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055: is tagged by udev as: Mouse
[    34.128] (II) event3  - Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055: device is a pointer
[    34.129] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4055 (/dev/input/mouse0)
[    34.129] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.129] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.129] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Live! Cam Sync HD VF0770: Live! (/dev/input/event12)
[    34.129] (**) Live! Cam Sync HD VF0770: Live!: Applying InputClass "libinput keyboard catchall"
[    34.129] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'Live! Cam Sync HD VF0770: Live!'
[    34.129] (**) Live! Cam Sync HD VF0770: Live!: always reports core events
[    34.129] (**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event12"
[    34.129] (**) Option "_source" "server/udev"
[    34.129] (II) event12 - Live! Cam Sync HD VF0770: Live!: is tagged by udev as: Keyboard
[    34.129] (II) event12 - Live! Cam Sync HD VF0770: Live!: device is a keyboard
[    34.129] (II) event12 - Live! Cam Sync HD VF0770: Live!: device removed
[    34.160] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-2/1-2.1/1-2.1.3/1-2.1.3:1.0/input/input13/event12"
[    34.160] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Live! Cam Sync HD VF0770: Live!" (type: KEYBOARD, id 10)
[    34.160] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    34.160] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[    34.160] (II) event12 - Live! Cam Sync HD VF0770: Live!: is tagged by udev as: Keyboard
[    34.160] (II) event12 - Live! Cam Sync HD VF0770: Live!: device is a keyboard
[    34.160] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA ATI SB Line Out CLFE (/dev/input/event9)
[    34.160] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.160] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.161] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA ATI SB Line Out Side (/dev/input/event10)
[    34.161] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.161] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.161] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA ATI SB Front Headphone (/dev/input/event11)
[    34.161] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.161] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.161] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA ATI SB Front Mic (/dev/input/event4)
[    34.161] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.161] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.161] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA ATI SB Rear Mic (/dev/input/event5)
[    34.161] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.161] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.162] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA ATI SB Line (/dev/input/event6)
[    34.162] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.162] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.162] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA ATI SB Line Out Front (/dev/input/event7)
[    34.162] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.162] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.162] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA ATI SB Line Out Surround (/dev/input/event8)
[    34.162] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    34.162] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    34.166] (**) Logitech K520: Applying InputClass "libinput keyboard catchall"
[    34.166] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'Logitech K520'
[    34.166] (**) Logitech K520: always reports core events
[    34.166] (**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event2"
[    34.166] (**) Option "_source" "_driver/libinput"
[    34.166] (II) libinput: Logitech K520: is a virtual subdevice
[    34.166] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.1/usb4/4-3/4-3:1.2/0003:046D:C52B.0003/0003:046D:2011.0005/input/input3/event2"
[    34.166] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Logitech K520" (type: KEYBOARD, id 11)
[    34.166] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    34.166] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[    42.121] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: disconnected
[    42.121] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.121] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.134] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): connected
[    42.134] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): Internal TMDS
[    42.134] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.134] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.134] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: disconnected
[    42.134] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: Internal TMDS
[    42.134] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: 165.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.134] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.142] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): connected
[    42.142] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): Internal TMDS
[    42.142] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.142] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.148] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: disconnected
[    42.148] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.148] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.160] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): connected
[    42.162] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): Internal TMDS
[    42.162] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.162] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.162] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: disconnected
[    42.162] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: Internal TMDS
[    42.162] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: 165.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.162] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.168] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): connected
[    42.168] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): Internal TMDS
[    42.168] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.168] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.248] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: disconnected
[    42.248] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.248] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.260] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): connected
[    42.260] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): Internal TMDS
[    42.260] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.260] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.260] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: disconnected
[    42.260] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: Internal TMDS
[    42.260] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: 165.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.260] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.266] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): connected
[    42.266] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): Internal TMDS
[    42.266] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.266] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.272] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: disconnected
[    42.272] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.272] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.284] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): connected
[    42.284] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): Internal TMDS
[    42.284] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.284] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.284] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: disconnected
[    42.284] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: Internal TMDS
[    42.284] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: 165.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.284] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    42.290] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): connected
[    42.290] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): Internal TMDS
[    42.290] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    42.290] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    43.187] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: disconnected
[    43.187] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    43.187] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    43.199] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): connected
[    43.199] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): Internal TMDS
[    43.199] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    43.199] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    43.199] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: disconnected
[    43.199] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: Internal TMDS
[    43.199] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: 165.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    43.199] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    43.206] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): connected
[    43.206] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): Internal TMDS
[    43.206] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    43.206] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    44.736] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: disconnected
[    44.736] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    44.736] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    44.748] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): connected
[    44.748] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): Internal TMDS
[    44.748] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    44.748] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    44.748] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: disconnected
[    44.748] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: Internal TMDS
[    44.748] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: 165.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    44.748] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[    44.754] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): connected
[    44.754] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): Internal TMDS
[    44.754] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[    44.754] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[  1240.621] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: disconnected
[  1240.621] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): CRT-0: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[  1240.621] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[  1240.636] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): connected
[  1240.636] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): Internal TMDS
[  1240.637] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Ancor Communications Inc ACI VW192 (DFP-0): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[  1240.637] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[  1240.637] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: disconnected
[  1240.637] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: Internal TMDS
[  1240.637] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): DFP-1: 165.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[  1240.637] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
[  1240.646] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): connected
[  1240.646] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): Internal TMDS
[  1240.646] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Samsung SyncMaster (DFP-2): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
[  1240.646] (--) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 
On a side note, it looks like the "inxi -SMCI" command says I have 8GB of RAM? I actually have 16GB of RAM. Is it only recognizing half for some reason?

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by roblm » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:31 am

This confusing line from the inxi -SGx output in a previous post doesn’t show what driver is actually loading for the Nvidia card but the Xorg.0.log file shows the Nvidia driver is still loading:
drivers: modesetting,nvidia,ati,radeon,nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
The nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf file, which blacklists the nouveau driver, should have been automatically removed when you switched from the Nvidia to nouveau driver. Use this command to remove it: sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf

Then use this command to update the initial ram disk: sudo update-initramfs -u

Shutdown the PC and reconnect the monitor to the integrated GPU. Hopefully everything will now be working correctly. If not, then post the Xorg.0.log file again.

briwayjones wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:07 pm
On a side note, it looks like the "inxi -SMCI" command says I have 8GB of RAM? I actually have 16GB of RAM. Is it only recognizing half for some reason?
Check the info in this topic: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2168355

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by briwayjones » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:46 pm

roblm wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:31 am
This confusing line from the inxi -SGx output in a previous post doesn’t show what driver is actually loading for the Nvidia card but the Xorg.0.log file shows the Nvidia driver is still loading:
drivers: modesetting,nvidia,ati,radeon,nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
The nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf file, which blacklists the nouveau driver, should have been automatically removed when you switched from the Nvidia to nouveau driver. Use this command to remove it: sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf

Then use this command to update the initial ram disk: sudo update-initramfs -u

Shutdown the PC and reconnect the monitor to the integrated GPU. Hopefully everything will now be working correctly. If not, then post the Xorg.0.log file again.
I did this and now all three monitors work. When configuring them in display manager they act a little funky. But once you get them arranged and configured they seem to be okay. In some ways with it configured this way it slows the computer down. Seems like more from the CPU side than GPU side. Video on the dedicated card doesn't quite play full speed. Games are not playable. I can't even play Minetest. It takes a long time to load a world. It takes a long time to install a program using the software manager. If I plug in a flash drive it takes 30+seconds to see it and mount it. Even about a minute to do so. So I turned the IGX back off. Minetest runs better but it still takes a long time to mount a flash drive.

I went into the driver manager to change the driver back to NVIDIA to hopefully get things acting normal again. What's selected is "Continue using a manually installed driver". All other options are grayed out and I can't change it to anything else. Not nouveau or NVIDIA. Isn't it supposed to be using nouveau drivers for the multi-GPU?

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by roblm » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:30 pm

There appears to be a bug in the operation of Driver Manager in Mint 19. Use this command to remove other Nvidia related files:
sudo apt autoremove

If that doesn’t work, then use this command: sudo apt purge *nvidia*


Consider getting an inexpensive Nvidia card that has 3 ports for connecting monitors, like the GeForce GT 710.

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by briwayjones » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:53 pm

roblm wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:30 pm
There appears to be a bug in the operation of Driver Manager in Mint 19. Use this command to remove other Nvidia related files:
sudo apt autoremove

If that doesn’t work, then use this command: sudo apt purge *nvidia*


Consider getting an inexpensive Nvidia card that has 3 ports for connecting monitors, like the GeForce GT 710.
That's not a bad idea. I'm saving to build a new machine so I wasn't going to get a new card until then. But getting an inexpensive one is not a bad idea.

Thanks a lot Rob!

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by catweazel » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:02 pm

briwayjones wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:53 pm
That's not a bad idea. I'm saving to build a new machine so I wasn't going to get a new card until then. But getting an inexpensive one is not a bad idea.
In my opinion, if you're building a new machine any time soon then a cheap video card is a waste of the cost of the cheap video card if you intend to put a higher-powered card in later.
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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by briwayjones » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:16 pm

catweazel wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:02 pm
briwayjones wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:53 pm
That's not a bad idea. I'm saving to build a new machine so I wasn't going to get a new card until then. But getting an inexpensive one is not a bad idea.
In my opinion, if you're building a new machine any time soon then a cheap video card is a waste of the cost of the cheap video card if you intend to put a higher-powered card in later.
That is true and originally why I hadn't really considered getting a new video card. But it may be a year before I get the new machine built so it's probably worth it in order to get three screens going like I want to.

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by briwayjones » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:27 pm

roblm wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Consider getting an inexpensive Nvidia card that has 3 ports for connecting monitors, like the GeForce GT 710.
This is what I did and it's mostly working. Using both NVIDIA or nouveau drivers it will not display on all three monitors by default when I login to Mint. On the Mint boot screen and the logon screen it shows on all three monitors. Once I login though it only displays on the main monitor and the other two turn off. If you go into display settings however it shows all three screens as turned on. To get them to turn on I have to turn one of the screens off, then on, then reconfigure the screens. Every time I restart Mint. Which of course is a huge pain.

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by roblm » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:18 am

With the Nvidia driver installed, open the NVIDIA X Server Settings utility and check if all 3 monitors are visible on the second page. Enable any that are disabled, rearrange them if needed and close the program. Open the Displays program and click the Apply button. Log out and back in to check if all 3 monitors are now on.

If that doesn’t work, then use the command xrandr and post the output, when you first get to the desktop.
Open Displays and get the output names of the monitors that are off, such as DVI-D-0.

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Re: Dedicated + integrated graphics, hopefully it will work?

Post by briwayjones » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:28 pm

roblm wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:18 am
With the Nvidia driver installed, open the NVIDIA X Server Settings utility and check if all 3 monitors are visible on the second page. Enable any that are disabled, rearrange them if needed and close the program. Open the Displays program and click the Apply button. Log out and back in to check if all 3 monitors are now on.

If that doesn’t work, then use the command xrandr and post the output, when you first get to the desktop.
Open Displays and get the output names of the monitors that are off, such as DVI-D-0.
Thanks for the response Rob. Actually I timeshifted to an early time for another reason and they all work now. First restart all three were working without any monkeying around with them.

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