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Old 06-06-2021, 05:09 PM   #1
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MX Linux cannot see second monitor


I am a newbie trying to get MX Linux to work. It works just fine except that I am not able to use my big screen monitor. I am using a Win10 laptop with an HDMI monitor attached. I am using MX-19.4.1_ahs_x64.iso as a live USB. I am able to find settings>devices>monitor setup. This only shows my laptop monitor and not the attached monitor. Is there a way to duplicate my laptop screen to the HDMI monitor?
 
Old 06-06-2021, 07:25 PM   #2
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It would be useful to get more definitive information about the graphics system...

Run these commands in a terminal and post the output here
Code:
xrandr
Code:
xinxi -Gxxx
More info:
https://mxlinux.org/wiki/application...xi-sgfxi-inxi/
 
Old 06-07-2021, 06:17 AM   #3
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Code:
$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
eDP-1 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 382mm x 215mm
   1920x1080    144.03*+  60.01    59.97    59.96    60.01    59.93  
   1680x1050     84.94    74.89    69.88    59.95    59.88  
   1600x1024     60.17  
   1400x1050     85.00    74.76    70.00    59.98  
   1600x900      59.99    59.94    59.95    59.82  
   1280x1024     85.02    75.02    60.02  
   1440x900      59.89  
   1400x900      59.96    59.88  
   1280x960      85.00    60.00  
   1440x810      60.00    59.97  
   1368x768      59.88    59.85  
   1360x768      59.80    59.96  
   1280x800      59.99    59.97    59.81    59.91  
   1152x864     100.00    85.06    85.00    75.00    75.00    70.00    60.00  
   1280x720      60.00    59.99    59.86    59.74  
   1024x768      85.00    75.05    60.04    85.00    75.03    70.07    60.00  
   1024x768i     86.96  
   960x720       85.00    75.00    60.00  
   928x696       75.00    60.05  
   896x672       75.05    60.01  
   1024x576      59.95    59.96    59.90    59.82  
   960x600       59.93    60.00  
   832x624       74.55  
   960x540       59.96    59.99    59.63    59.82  
   800x600       85.00    75.00    70.00    65.00    60.00    85.14    72.19    75.00    60.32    56.25  
   840x525       85.02    74.96    69.88    60.01    59.88  
   864x486       59.92    59.57  
   800x512       60.17  
   700x525       85.08    74.76    70.06    59.98  
   800x450       59.95    59.82  
   640x512       85.02    75.02    60.02  
   720x450       59.89  
   700x450       59.96    59.88  
   640x480       85.09    60.00    85.01    72.81    75.00    59.94  
   720x405       59.51    58.99  
   720x400       85.04  
   684x384       59.88    59.85  
   680x384       59.80    59.96  
   640x400       59.88    59.98    85.08  
   576x432      100.11    85.15    85.09    75.00    75.00    70.00    60.06  
   640x360       59.86    59.83    59.84    59.32  
   640x350       85.08  
   512x384       85.00    75.03    70.07    60.00  
   512x384i      87.06  
   512x288       60.00    59.92  
   416x312       74.66  
   480x270       59.63    59.82  
   400x300       85.27    72.19    75.12    60.32    56.34  
   432x243       59.92    59.57  
   320x240       85.18    72.81    75.00    60.05  
   360x202       59.51    59.13  
   360x200       85.04  
   320x200       85.27  
   320x180       59.84    59.32  
   320x175       85.27

xini - command not found


It looks like the HDMI monitor is not found. However, with my Win10 laptop, I have used the monitor for a few months now, so it does work with my laptop.

Last edited by JonasBoy; 06-07-2021 at 06:18 AM. Reason: code not displayed correctly
 
Old 06-07-2021, 07:24 AM   #4
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The command is "inxi". If it's not pre-installed or in the MX Linux repo, the homepage link is in post #6 of the thread where you asked this exact same question about PCLinuxOS last week:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/how-to-make-second-screen-active-4175695720/

 
Old 06-07-2021, 08:27 AM   #5
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Sorry, but I am trying to replace Windows with ANY Linux OS, but there are roadblocks to everything I try. I have used Windows for so long that I have actually grown to hate it, but I do know how to make it work for the most part. I will keep trying.
 
Old 06-07-2021, 09:15 AM   #6
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Post the output of
Code:
 lspci -v
 
Old 06-07-2021, 11:02 AM   #7
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[CODE]xini - command not found
There is a typo, should spell inxi
 
Old 06-07-2021, 12:10 PM   #8
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Code:
$ lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 10th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 02)
	DeviceName: Onboard - Other
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IOMMU group 0
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: skl_uncore

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6th-10th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16) (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 122, IOMMU group 1
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff [size=4K]
	Memory behind bridge: c4000000-c50fffff [size=17M]
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000b0000000-00000000c20fffff [size=289M]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation CometLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics] (rev 05) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	DeviceName: Onboard - Video
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 155, IOMMU group 2
	Memory at c3000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
	Memory at a0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	I/O ports at 5000 [size=64]
	Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [virtual] [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: i915
	Kernel modules: i915

00:12.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH Thermal Controller
	DeviceName: Onboard - Other
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 16, IOMMU group 3
	Memory at c5423000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: intel_pch_thermal
	Kernel modules: intel_pch_thermal

00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Comet Lake USB 3.1 xHCI Host Controller (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
	DeviceName: Onboard - Other
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 125, IOMMU group 4
	Memory at c5400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: xhci_pci

00:14.2 RAM memory: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH Shared SRAM
	DeviceName: Onboard - Other
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 7270
	Flags: fast devsel, IOMMU group 4
	Memory at c541a000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8K]
	Memory at c5422000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=4K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>

00:14.3 Network controller: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi
	DeviceName: Onboard - Ethernet
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Wi-Fi 6 AX201 160MHz
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16, IOMMU group 5
	Memory at c5414000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
	Kernel modules: iwlwifi, wl

00:15.0 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH Serial IO I2C Controller #0
	DeviceName: Onboard - Other
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16, IOMMU group 6
	Memory at 9f800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: intel-lpss
	Kernel modules: intel_lpss_pci

00:15.2 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH Serial IO I2C Controller #2
	DeviceName: Onboard - Other
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18, IOMMU group 6
	Memory at 9f801000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: intel-lpss
	Kernel modules: intel_lpss_pci

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Comet Lake HECI Controller
	DeviceName: Onboard - Other
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 138, IOMMU group 7
	Memory at c541f000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: mei_me
	Kernel modules: mei_me

00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 06d3 (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
	DeviceName: Onboard - SATA
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 136, IOMMU group 8
	Memory at c5418000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
	Memory at c541e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	I/O ports at 5090 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 5080 [size=4]
	I/O ports at 5060 [size=32]
	Memory at c541d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ahci
	Kernel modules: ahci

00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCI Express Root Port #9 (rev f0) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 123, IOMMU group 9
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: [disabled]
	Memory behind bridge: c5300000-c53fffff [size=1M]
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: [disabled]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1d.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 06b4 (rev f0) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 124, IOMMU group 10
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff [size=4K]
	Memory behind bridge: c5200000-c52fffff [size=1M]
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: [disabled]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Comet Lake LPC Controller
	DeviceName: Onboard - Other
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IOMMU group 11

00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH cAVS
	DeviceName: Onboard - Sound
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 156, IOMMU group 11
	Memory at c5410000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Memory at c5100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel, snd_sof_pci

00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH SMBus Controller
	DeviceName: Onboard - Other
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 16, IOMMU group 11
	Memory at c541c000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	I/O ports at efa0 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
	Kernel modules: i2c_i801

00:1f.5 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH SPI Controller
	DeviceName: Onboard - Other
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: fast devsel, IOMMU group 11
	Memory at fe010000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU116M [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] TU116M
	Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 255, IOMMU group 1
	Memory at c4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=16M]
	Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [disabled] [size=256M]
	Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [disabled] [size=32M]
	I/O ports at 4000 [disabled] [size=128]
	Expansion ROM at c5000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel modules: nouveau

01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17, IOMMU group 1
	Memory at c5080000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
	Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

01:00.2 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 USB 3.1 Host Controller (rev a1) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 126, IOMMU group 1
	Memory at c2000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256K]
	Memory at c2040000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: xhci_pci

01:00.3 Serial bus controller [0c80]: NVIDIA Corporation TU116 USB Type-C UCSI Controller (rev a1)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 12a7
	Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 255, IOMMU group 1
	Memory at c5084000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=4K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>

02:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Kingston Technology Company, Inc. U-SNS8154P3 NVMe SSD (rev 01) (prog-if 02 [NVM Express])
	Subsystem: Kingston Technology Company, Inc. U-SNS8154P3 NVMe SSD
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16, NUMA node 0, IOMMU group 12
	Memory at c5300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: nvme
	Kernel modules: nvme

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16, IOMMU group 13
	I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
	Memory at c5204000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Memory at c5200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169

Code:
inxi or xinxi, still command not found
 
Old 06-07-2021, 12:38 PM   #9
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inxi or xinxi, still command not found
You need to make the effort to install it then.

The lspci reports Intel graphics (with i915 kernel driver), but we don't know which Xorg (DDX) driver is in use.
 
Old 06-07-2021, 01:31 PM   #10
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It has duel graphics
Code:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation CometLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics]
Kernel modules: i915

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation TU116M [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile]
Kernel modules: nouveau
 
Old 06-07-2021, 02:13 PM   #11
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Good catch (didn't scroll past the first VGA output block and why I prefer inxi output). @JonasBoy, you have a laptop with hybrid (Optimus) graphics. I don't have such hardware, but just in case the following are useful (even as a starting point)...

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/hardware/2-graphics-drivers/
https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=47725


Arch wiki guide that may be of general value
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/NVIDIA_Optimus
 
  


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