Dual monitor setup won't work on Manjaro GNOME

Hello
I have a dual monitor setup and I’ve installed Windows on my HDD. I decided to try linux so manjaro is my first linux (installed on my SSD). However, the dual monitor setup won’t work on manjaro. It works on Windows fine. I’ve installed Manjaro GNOME. I went to hardware config and clicked on Auto-install proprietary drivers and rebooted, still nothing. What should I do? I’m very new to linux.

My primary 1080p monitor is connected via HDMI to my GTX 1050Ti mini and my secondary 720p monitor (very old) is connected via VGA to my Intel HD 630 graphics because my GTX has only one HDMI output.

:+1: Welcome to Manjaro! :+1:

  1. Please read this:
    [HowTo] Provide System Information
    and post some more information so we can see what’s really going on. Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies…

  2. An inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width would be the minimum required information… (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)

  3. Through an adapter or do both the PC and monitor support VGA?

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Thanks for replying @Fabby ! I will follow the posting guidelines henceforth.

One more thing, when I booted manjaro today, it booted using only the secondary monitor (720p) and the primary (1080p) is now blank. I didn’t install/update anything yesterday afaik, so I don’t know what caused this switch.
To answer your question, the VGA is connected directly to the CPU without using any adapter. There’s a VGA slot available on both the monitor and the CPU.

And here’s the command output:

System:
  Kernel: 5.9.16-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.9-x86_64 
  root=UUID=8e9fba35-b34e-4ccb-a6dd-68ad33d1d3e3 ro quiet splash apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: GNOME 3.38.3 tk: GTK 3.24.26 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.38.2.1 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: B250M-D3H v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Gigabyte model: B250M-D3H-CF v: x.x serial: <filter> 
  UEFI: American Megatrends v: F4 date: 02/21/2017 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 15.41 GiB used: 2.59 GiB (16.8%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
CPU:
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-7400 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Kaby Lake 
  family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: 9 microcode: DE L2 cache: 6 MiB 
  bogomips: 24008 
  Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 
  4: 800 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon art 
  avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid 
  cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts ept ept_ad erms est f16c 
  flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp 
  hwp_notify ibpb ibrs ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce 
  md_clear mmx monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid 
  pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand 
  rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 
  ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme 
  vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: Gigabyte driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:5912 class ID: 0380 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti] vendor: ZOTAC driver: nvidia 
  v: 460.56 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1c82 
  class ID: 0300 
  Display: wayland server: X.org 1.20.10 compositor: gnome-shell driver: 
  loaded: nvidia display ID: 0 resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 630 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.4 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a2f0 
  class ID: 0403 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio vendor: ZOTAC 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0fb9 
  class ID: 0403 
  Device-3: Microsoft LifeCam Cinema type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 1-8:4 chip ID: 045e:075d class ID: 0102 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.16-1-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Gigabyte driver: e1000e v: kernel 
  port: f040 bus ID: 00:1f.6 chip ID: 8086:15b8 class ID: 0200 
  IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter type: USB 
  driver: r8188eu bus ID: 1-10:5 chip ID: 0bda:8179 class ID: 0000 
  serial: <filter> 
  IF: wlp0s20f0u10 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
Bluetooth:
  Message: No Bluetooth data was found. 
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data was found. 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.13 TiB used: 10.28 GiB (0.9%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 
  size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Crucial model: CT240BX500SSD1 
  size: 223.57 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: R013 scheme: GPT 
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: HL-DT-ST model: DVDRAM GH24NSD1 rev: LG00 
  dev-links: cdrom 
  Features: speed: 12 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes 
  rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 223.27 GiB size: 218.77 GiB (97.98%) 
  used: 10.28 GiB (4.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 label: N/A 
  uuid: 8e9fba35-b34e-4ccb-a6dd-68ad33d1d3e3 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 316 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 label: N/A 
  uuid: DD0B-AA2B 
Swap:
  Alert: No Swap data was found. 
Unmounted:
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 529 MiB fs: ntfs label: Recovery 
  uuid: 426A099D6A098F3B 
  ID-2: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 size: 100 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A 
  uuid: 720C-FA70 
  ID-3: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 size: 16 MiB fs: <superuser required> 
  label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-4: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 size: 344.94 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: 5E0010D80010B94B 
  ID-5: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 size: 585.94 GiB fs: ntfs label: Files 
  uuid: A09269DA9269B606 
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 class ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 1-5:2 info: Microdia USB Keyboard type: Keyboard 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 1.5 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 0c45:7603 class ID: 0301 
  Device-2: 1-6:3 info: Sunplus Innovation Optical Mouse type: Mouse 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 1.5 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 1bcf:0005 class ID: 0301 
  Device-3: 1-8:4 info: Microsoft LifeCam Cinema type: Video,Audio 
  driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 045e:075d class ID: 0102 
  Device-4: 1-10:5 info: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter 
  type: Network driver: r8188eu interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 0bda:8179 class ID: 0000 serial: <filter> 
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip ID: 1d6b:0003 class ID: 0900 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 216 Uptime: 1m wakeups: 0 Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: 
  gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1236 lib: 373 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 
  running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.01 

Sorry, don’t know anything about Wayland, but I’ve added it as a tag to attract the Wayland experts…

:sob:

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No problem! Thanks for replying :wink:

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