Debian Configuration :: Copying Video Setup From Ubuntu - External Monitor

Oct 15, 2015

My laptop has a dual boot Debian + Ubuntu installation.

In particular I am using Debian 8.0 with stock kernel 3.16.0-4 (or equally 4.1.10 custom compiled, I tested it and it does not make any difference for the subject of this post).

Ubuntu is 14.10, with stock kernel 3.19.0-15.

In both installations I have nvidia nouveau drivers and intel integrated graphics drivers installed and loaded. This is the default for both installations.

In both installations I have xorg automatically configured (no xorg.conf file present in /etc/X11). In both systems the content of /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d is the same for what moitors are concerned (differences in mice and trackpad entries).

Unfortunately, the video configuration in Ubuntu 14.10 works out of the box. In particular I can plug in an external monitor/projector and it will fire-up the nvidia card (nouveau drivers) to power that monitor.

Debian 8.0 on the other hand does not even detect the external monitor.

I don't know where to start to solve the problems.

The hardware is as follows: the laptop (lenovo W530) features both an Intel integrated graphics card and an Nvidia K1000M. The VGA port is connected only to the Nvidia card (this is according to my online research, as I don't know how to check this).

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Code: Select allScreen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1600 x 900, maximum 8192 x 8192
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Code: Select allsudo echo 950 > /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness

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Code: Select allScreen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 5760 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192
LVDS1 connected 1920x1080+1920+0 (0x46) normal (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 382mm x 215mm
        Identifier: 0x42
        Timestamp:  143521
        Subpixel:   horizontal rgb
        Gamma:      1.0:1.0:1.0
        Brightness: 1.0

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Code: Select allScreen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192
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        Identifier: 0x42
        Timestamp:  5817108
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Code:

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