Ladies, Gentlemen …
Just out of the box, totally new to Linux … but it was either Linux or Windows 8.1 computer suicide! So desperate was I, I jumped the fence into Linus Mint 17. One of my machines, a Gigabyte gamer works just fine, the other a MSI GT60 DominatorPro 3k-475 laptop will not take a 2nd display.
But up the MSI machine as a stand-alone laptop, Mint 17 works like a charm. Boot up with a HDMI connected 2nd display at launch, or launch and boot and then plug in the 2nd display, then the whole thing enters into a vicious log-in loop, which 'restoring resolver state.' Type in the user ID and password, an the loop goes on! Kind of takes the fun and meaning out of the words 'restoring' and 'resolver.' But for sure, the frozen up 'state' of endless loop is one heck of a jam!!
I don't know were to start. Since the Mint 17 OS loads fine … and the OS works fine with a 2nd display on a Gigabyte machine, it is probably not a Mint kernal problem, but maybe a driver issue. Or a settings issue? I really need some help in resolving the dual monitor dilemma.
This probably is not the place to go, but I am betting some of you smart people can get me redirected and on the right tack.
This is your chance to liberate one more machine from Windows Slavery … and make it a useful Linux World Citizen!
Below are the specs.
And with my thanks in advance,
MSI GT Series GT60 DominatorPro 3K-475 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 16GB Memory 1TB HDD 128GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M 8GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. GT60 2PE (as per Belarc)
Reloaded with a double partition for either Windows 7 or Mint 17
(must choose OS from boot grub at initial start-up/boot)
2.80 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4810MQ
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total)
Main Circuit Board
Board: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. MS-16F4 REV:0.C
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
UEFI: American Megatrends Inc. E16F4IMS.50V 04/07/2014
Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 [Display adapter]
NVIDIA GeForce GTX880M [Display adapter] (Nvidia set a default Graphic Card)
DELL P2815Q [Monitor] (27.8"vis, s/n XX-0WJJGR-XXXXX-44U-A3HM, May 2014
(But does not work with my old Acer monitor either)
Panasonic VVX16T029D00 [Monitor] (15.3"vis)
16304 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM0' is Empty
Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM1' has 8192 MB (serial number 3547EA2F)
Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' is Empty
Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM1' has 8192 MB (serial number 3557EA2D)
HGST HTS721010A9E630 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 1, s/n JR10006P06DP7E, rev JB0OA3J0, SMART Status: Healthy
KINGSTON RBU-SMS100S3128GD [Hard drive] (128.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 50026B72450B286D, rev S8FM06.9, SMART Status: Healty
Intel(R) 8 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller
Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Series USB EHCI #1 - 8C26
Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Series USB EHCI #2 - 8C2D
Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0100 (Microsoft)