Laptops with black screen after fresh install of Manjaro Nibia 20.2.1 and video-nvidia

Today I installed Manjaro Nibia KDE edition from zero, booting the ISO version 20.2.1 from an USB drive with Ventoy, on two Acer laptops with hybrid Intel/Nvidia cards.

On both, after remove video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime, install video-nvidia and reboot I got the black screen (with logo). I can change to tty2-tty6 using CTRL-ALT-FN and also can ssh into them from another laptop (this one I am using to post). But no graphics!

I also tried with my external monitors connected to them, one by DP and the other by HDMI. In these cases, I got graphics working but only on the external monitors.

The bizarre part is that then “Display Configuration” shows only the external monitors (as if the laptops doesn’t have a LCD each).

Below “inxi -Fazy” on both laptops and also some screenshots to illustrate.

Acer Nitro:

System:
  Kernel: 5.10.2-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=6f26fb0f-473c-49fe-9dea-75619e7244c4 ro quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Nitro AN515-51 v: V1.22 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: KBL model: Freed_KLS v: V1.22 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.22 
  date: 03/15/2019 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 45.2 Wh condition: 45.2/48.9 Wh (92%) volts: 15.2/15.2 
  model: LG 004B384234314341 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech G603 Wireless Gaming Mouse 
  serial: <filter> charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes 
  status: Discharging 
CPU:
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-7700HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: 9 microcode: DE 
  L2 cache: 6 MiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 44817 
  Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 
  4: 800 5: 800 6: 801 7: 800 8: 800 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  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: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:591b 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: nvidia v: 455.45.01 
  alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1c8c 
  Device-3: Chicony HD WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-9:4 
  chip ID: 04f2:b5f7 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 
  driver: modesetting,nvidia alternate: fbdev,intel,nouveau,nv,vesa 
  display ID: :0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 142 size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") 
  diag: 395mm (15.5") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 630 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.1 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel CM238 HD Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a171 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.2-2-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 4000 
  bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 8086:095a 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 
  bus ID: 03:00.1 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp3s0f1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 8.18 GiB (0.7%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 960 EVO 250GB 
  size: 232.89 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
  lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: 3B7QCXE7 temp: 38.9 C 
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD10SPZX-21Z10T0 
  size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  serial: <filter> rev: 1A02 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 82.26 GiB size: 80.46 GiB (97.82%) used: 8.15 GiB (10.1%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) 
  used: 25.2 MiB (26.3%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 
Swap:
  Alert: No Swap data was found. 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: 29.8 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 208 Uptime: 18m wakeups: 3 Memory: 15.52 GiB used: 1.3 GiB (8.4%) 
  Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1214 lib: 370 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.0 running in: konsole inxi: 3.2.01 

Acer Helios:

System:
  Kernel: 5.10.2-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=318aa331-8751-4cb2-b3aa-c739e6ec68c6 ro quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Predator PH315-52 v: V1.12 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 v: A0510B821A0E-A0510B821A12 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: CFL model: Covini_CFS v: V1.12 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.12 
  date: 07/28/2020 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 48.3 Wh condition: 48.3/48.3 Wh (100%) volts: 16.3/15.4 
  model: SMP KT00407009 AP18E7M type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech G603 Wireless Gaming Mouse 
  serial: <filter> charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes 
  status: Discharging 
CPU:
  Info: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-9750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake note: check family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: A (10) 
  microcode: DE L2 cache: 12 MiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 62431 
  Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 
  4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 9: 801 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
  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: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:3e9b 
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU106M [GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile] 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: nvidia v: 455.45.01 
  alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1f11 
  Device-3: Chicony HD User Facing type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-7:3 
  chip ID: 04f2:b64f serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 
  driver: modesetting,nvidia alternate: fbdev,intel,nouveau,nv,vesa 
  display ID: :0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 144 dpi: 142 size: 344x194mm (13.5x7.6") 
  diag: 395mm (15.5") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.1 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci 
  bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a348 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.2-2-MANJARO 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] 
  vendor: Bigfoot Networks Killer driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 5000 
  bus ID: 00:14.3 chip ID: 8086:a370 
  IF: wlp0s20f3 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: alx v: kernel port: 3000 
  bus ID: 08:00.0 chip ID: 1969:e0b1 
  IF: enp8s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 2.51 TiB used: 8.18 GiB (0.3%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:1 vendor: Kingston model: SA2000M8500G 
  size: 465.76 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
  lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: S5Z42102 temp: 29.9 C 
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital 
  model: PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1014 size: 238.47 GiB block size: 
  physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> 
  rev: 10121000 temp: 34.9 C 
  ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD20SPZX-21UA7T0 
  size: 1.82 TiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 87.85 GiB size: 85.97 GiB (97.86%) used: 8.15 GiB (9.5%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme1n1p5 maj-min: 259:7 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) 
  used: 25.2 MiB (26.3%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme1n1p1 maj-min: 259:3 
Swap:
  Alert: No Swap data was found. 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 258 Uptime: 18m wakeups: 4 Memory: 31.2 GiB used: 1.41 GiB (4.5%) 
  Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1214 lib: 370 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.0 running in: konsole inxi: 3.2.01 

Appears to be the same problem but still I not found a solution.

:neutral_face:

Still trying without success…

At least on one laptop (helios) the hybrid driver activates the external monitor on DP after “enable” it on System Settings. On nitro, the enable button does nothing.

Also tried with different kernel versions (5.9 and 5.4) but no luck.

Bellow some info from xrandr running with hybrid driver and with nvidia driver.

xrandr-with-hybrid-HDMI-nitro-listproviders

Providers: number : 2
Provider 0: id: 0x43 cap: 0xf, Source Output, Sink Output, Source Offload, Sink Offload crtcs: 3 outputs: 1 associated providers: 1 name:modesetting
Provider 1: id: 0x23e cap: 0x2, Sink Output crtcs: 4 outputs: 1 associated providers: 1 name:NVIDIA-G0

xrandr-with-nvidia-HDMI-nitro-listproviders

Providers: number : 1
Provider 0: id: 0x1b8 cap: 0x1, Source Output crtcs: 4 outputs: 1 associated providers: 0 name:NVIDIA-0

xrandr-with-hybrid-DP-helios-listproviders

Providers: number : 2
Provider 0: id: 0x43 cap: 0xf, Source Output, Sink Output, Source Offload, Sink Offload crtcs: 3 outputs: 1 associated providers: 1 name:modesetting
Provider 1: id: 0x26f cap: 0x2, Sink Output crtcs: 4 outputs: 3 associated providers: 1 name:NVIDIA-G0

xrandr-with-nvidia-DP-helios-listproviders

Providers: number : 1
Provider 0: id: 0x1b8 cap: 0x1, Source Output crtcs: 4 outputs: 3 associated providers: 0 name:NVIDIA-0

xrandr-with-hybrid-HDMI-nitro

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
eDP-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
   1920x1080     60.02 +  60.01*   59.97    59.96    59.93
   1680x1050     59.95    59.88
   1400x1050     59.98
   1600x900      59.99    59.94    59.95    59.82
   1280x1024     60.02
   1400x900      59.96    59.88
   1280x960      60.00
   1440x810      60.00    59.97
   1368x768      59.88    59.85
   1280x800      59.99    59.97    59.81    59.91
   1280x720      60.00    59.99    59.86    59.74
   1024x768      60.04    60.00
   960x720       60.00
   928x696       60.05
   896x672       60.01
   1024x576      59.95    59.96    59.90    59.82
   960x600       59.93    60.00
   960x540       59.96    59.99    59.63    59.82
   800x600       60.00    60.32    56.25
   840x525       60.01    59.88
   864x486       59.92    59.57
   700x525       59.98
   800x450       59.95    59.82
   640x512       60.02
   700x450       59.96    59.88
   640x480       60.00    59.94
   720x405       59.51    58.99
   684x384       59.88    59.85
   640x400       59.88    59.98
   640x360       59.86    59.83    59.84    59.32
   512x384       60.00
   512x288       60.00    59.92
   480x270       59.63    59.82
   400x300       60.32    56.34
   432x243       59.92    59.57
   320x240       60.05
   360x202       59.51    59.13
   320x180       59.84    59.32
HDMI-1-0 connected 1920x1080+1920+0 531mm x 299mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+  59.94    50.00    29.97    25.00    23.98    60.05    60.00    50.04
   1680x1050     59.95
   1600x900      60.00
   1440x900      59.89
   1366x768      59.79
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02
   1280x800      59.81
   1280x720      60.00    59.94    50.00
   1152x864      75.00
   1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00
   800x600       75.00    72.19    60.32
   720x576       50.00
   720x480       59.94
   640x480       75.00    72.81    59.94
  1680x1050 (0x49) 146.250MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1680 start 1784 end 1960 total 2240 skew    0 clock  65.29KHz
        v: height 1050 start 1053 end 1059 total 1089           clock  59.95Hz
  1280x1024 (0x50) 108.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1328 end 1440 total 1688 skew    0 clock  63.98KHz
        v: height 1024 start 1025 end 1028 total 1066           clock  60.02Hz
  1280x800 (0x5a) 83.500MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1352 end 1480 total 1680 skew    0 clock  49.70KHz
        v: height  800 start  803 end  809 total  831           clock  59.81Hz
  1024x768 (0x61) 65.000MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width  1024 start 1048 end 1184 total 1344 skew    0 clock  48.36KHz
        v: height  768 start  771 end  777 total  806           clock  60.00Hz
  800x600 (0x70) 40.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   800 start  840 end  968 total 1056 skew    0 clock  37.88KHz
        v: height  600 start  601 end  605 total  628           clock  60.32Hz
  640x480 (0x7d) 25.175MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width   640 start  656 end  752 total  800 skew    0 clock  31.47KHz
        v: height  480 start  490 end  492 total  525           clock  59.94Hz

xrandr-with-nvidia-HDMI-nitro

Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
HDMI-0 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 531mm x 299mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+  59.94    50.00    29.97    25.00    23.98    60.05    60.00    50.04
   1680x1050     59.95
   1600x900      60.00
   1440x900      59.89
   1366x768      59.79
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02
   1280x800      59.81
   1280x720      60.00    59.94    50.00
   1152x864      75.00
   1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00
   800x600       75.00    72.19    60.32
   720x576       50.00
   720x480       59.94
   640x480       75.00    72.81    59.94

xrandr-with-hybrid-DP-helios

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 4480 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
eDP-1 connected primary 1920x1080+2560+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
   1920x1080    144.03*+  60.08    60.01    59.97    59.96    59.93
   1680x1050     59.95    59.88
   1400x1050     74.76    59.98
   1600x900      59.99    59.94    59.95    59.82
   1280x1024     85.02    75.02    60.02
   1400x900      59.96    59.88
   1280x960      85.00    60.00
   1440x810      60.00    59.97
   1368x768      59.88    59.85
   1280x800      59.99    59.97    59.81    59.91
   1152x864      75.00
   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       60.01    59.88
   864x486       59.92    59.57
   700x525       74.76    59.98
   800x450       59.95    59.82
   640x512       85.02    75.02    60.02
   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
   640x400       59.88    59.98    85.08
   576x432       75.00
   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
DP-1-0 connected 2560x1080+0+0 798mm x 334mm
   2560x1080     59.98 +  74.99*
   1920x1080     74.91    60.00    59.99    59.94    50.00
   1680x1050     59.95
   1600x900      60.00
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02
   1280x800      59.81
   1280x720      60.00    59.94    50.00
   1152x864      59.96
   1024x768      75.03    60.00
   800x600       75.00    60.32
   720x576       50.00
   720x480       59.94
   640x480       75.00    59.93    59.94
DP-1-1 disconnected
HDMI-1-0 disconnected
  1680x1050 (0x4a) 146.250MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1680 start 1784 end 1960 total 2240 skew    0 clock  65.29KHz
        v: height 1050 start 1053 end 1059 total 1089           clock  59.95Hz
  1280x1024 (0x53) 135.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1296 end 1440 total 1688 skew    0 clock  79.98KHz
        v: height 1024 start 1025 end 1028 total 1066           clock  75.02Hz
  1280x1024 (0x54) 108.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1328 end 1440 total 1688 skew    0 clock  63.98KHz
        v: height 1024 start 1025 end 1028 total 1066           clock  60.02Hz
  1280x800 (0x5f) 83.500MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1352 end 1480 total 1680 skew    0 clock  49.70KHz
        v: height  800 start  803 end  809 total  831           clock  59.81Hz
  1024x768 (0x6a) 78.750MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width  1024 start 1040 end 1136 total 1312 skew    0 clock  60.02KHz
        v: height  768 start  769 end  772 total  800           clock  75.03Hz
  1024x768 (0x6c) 65.000MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width  1024 start 1048 end 1184 total 1344 skew    0 clock  48.36KHz
        v: height  768 start  771 end  777 total  806           clock  60.00Hz
  800x600 (0x87) 49.500MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   800 start  816 end  896 total 1056 skew    0 clock  46.88KHz
        v: height  600 start  601 end  604 total  625           clock  75.00Hz
  800x600 (0x88) 40.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   800 start  840 end  968 total 1056 skew    0 clock  37.88KHz
        v: height  600 start  601 end  605 total  628           clock  60.32Hz
  640x480 (0x9b) 31.500MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width   640 start  656 end  720 total  840 skew    0 clock  37.50KHz
        v: height  480 start  481 end  484 total  500           clock  75.00Hz
  640x480 (0x9c) 25.175MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width   640 start  656 end  752 total  800 skew    0 clock  31.47KHz
        v: height  480 start  490 end  492 total  525           clock  59.94Hz

xrandr-with-nvidia-DP-helios

Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 2560 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
DP-0 connected primary 2560x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 798mm x 334mm
   2560x1080     59.98*+  74.99
   1920x1080     74.91    60.00    59.99    59.94    50.00
   1680x1050     59.95
   1600x900      60.00
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02
   1280x800      59.81
   1280x720      60.00    59.94    50.00
   1152x864      59.96
   1024x768      75.03    60.00
   800x600       75.00    60.32
   720x576       50.00
   720x480       59.94
   640x480       75.00    59.93    59.94
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

:crazy_face:

Why?


Anyways, this issue is probably relevant for 455.45.01 + Linux 5.10.


I suggest installing video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime and optimus-manager. In “hybrid” mode, external monitors won’t work with the 455.45.01 driver + Linux 5.10 due to the aforementioned issue, so the “nvidia” mode is how you can make use of external monitors.

Because video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime is, in my understanding, a intermediary solution (like bumblebee). Using optimus-manager I think is best go full intel or full nvidia, each one with it’s associated driver.

And does not appears to be kernel related (at least on Manjaro) because I tried with 5.4, 5.9 and 5.10.

After so many reinstalls I could make it work on both laptops! :partying_face:

I made a script to automate some things to my use. After install Manjaro 20.2.1 I just run the below script.

#!/bin/bash

# 10/01/2021
# ==========
# ~/after_fresh_install_kde_manjaro_20.2.1.sh

# System Settings -> Time and Date
# System Settings -> Connections
# System Settings -> Power Management
# System Settings -> Startup and Shutdown -> Autostart
# System Settings -> Workspace Behavior -> Screen Locking
# System Settings -> Kernel (install new and/or remove old)
# update/reboot

# clear screen and get password for 1st sudo
sudo clear

# change mirrors, order by speed, update system
sudo pacman-mirrors -c Brazil && \
  sudo pacman-mirrors --fasttrack && \
  sudo pacman --noconfirm --needed --quiet -Syyu

# fix cedilla
sudo sed --in-place "s/ć/ç/" /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose
sudo sed --in-place "s/Ć/Ç/" /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose
cat << 'EOF' | sudo tee -a /etc/environment > /dev/null

QT_IM_MODULE=cedilla
GTK_IM_MODULE=cedilla

EOF

# edit .bashrc
cat << 'EOF' | tee -a ~/.bashrc > /dev/null

alias hc='history -c ; history -w ; exit'
alias po='history -c ; history -w ; sudo poweroff ; exit'
alias rb='history -c ; history -w ; sudo reboot ; exit'
alias f2b='clear ; sudo fail2ban-client status sshd'
alias ns='clear ; sudo netstat -tlpn | sort -t: -k2 -n'
alias nf='clear ; neofetch'
alias ll='ls -lh'

unalias la &> /dev/null
la() { ls -lhd "$@".*[!.*]; }
export -f la

EOF

# install packages
sudo pacman --noconfirm --needed --quiet -S \
  base-devel bind bpytop fail2ban           \
  fping libreoffice-fresh neofetch          \
  net-tools the_silver_searcher terminator  \
  tmux unzip vim wireless_tools yay

# configure fail2ban
cat << 'EOF' | sudo tee /etc/fail2ban/jail.d/sshd.local > /dev/null
[sshd]
  enabled   = true
  filter    = sshd
  banaction = iptables
  backend   = systemd
  maxretry  = 3
  findtime  = 1d
  bantime   = 1w
  ignoreip  = 127.0.0.1/8 10.22.22.0/24
EOF

# enable fail2ban
sudo systemctl enable fail2ban --now

# enable only IPv4 on sshd
sudo sed --in-place "s/#ListenAddress 0.0.0.0/ListenAddress 0.0.0.0/" /etc/ssh/sshd_config

# enable sshd
sudo systemctl enable sshd --now

# enable only IPv4 on cups
sudo sed --in-place "s/Listen localhost:631/Listen 127.0.0.1:631/" /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

# update metadata
sudo pkgfile --update

# install and enable Docker
sudo pacman --noconfirm --needed --quiet -S docker docker-compose && \
  sudo usermod -aG docker $USER && sudo systemctl enable docker

# remove vi
sudo pacman --noconfirm -R vi

# remove kdeconnect
sudo pacman --noconfirm -R kdeconnect

# git configuration
git config --global user.name "My Name"
git config --global user.email my.name@example.com
git config --global alias.co checkout
git config --global credential.helper "cache --timeout=86400"

# prevent documentation generation when installing gems
echo "gem: --no-document" > ~/.gemrc

# irb configuration
echo "IRB.conf[:PROMPT_MODE] = :SIMPLE" > ~/.irbrc
echo "IRB.conf[:AUTO_INDENT_MODE] = false" >> ~/.irbrc

# install packages from AUR
pamac build --no-confirm \
  bitwarden-bin          \
  brave-bin              \
  google-chrome          \
  ksnip                  \
  ttf-ms-fonts           \
  vi-vim-symlink         \
  visual-studio-code-bin

# install VirtualBox
#sudo pacman --noconfirm --needed --quiet -S                           \
#  virtualbox linux510-virtualbox-host-modules virtualbox-guest-iso && \
#  sudo usermod -aG vboxusers $USER && sudo usermod -aG disk $USER
#pamac install virtualbox-ext-oracle

# install Atom
#sudo pacman --noconfirm --needed --quiet -S atom

# install Sublime Text
#curl -O https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg && \
#  sudo pacman-key --add sublimehq-pub.gpg &&                  \
#  sudo pacman-key --lsign-key 8A8F901A &&                     \
#  rm sublimehq-pub.gpg &&                                     \
#  echo -e "\n[sublime-text]\nServer = https://download.sublimetext.com/arch/stable/x86_64" \
#  | sudo tee -a /etc/pacman.conf && sudo pacman --noconfirm --needed --quiet -Syyu sublime-text



# makes intel/nvidia/optimus-manager work
sudo mhwd -r pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime
sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia
sudo rm -f /etc/X11/mhwd.d/*
sudo rm -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-mhwd.conf
sudo sed --in-place "s/DisplayCommand/#DisplayCommand/" /etc/sddm.conf
sudo sed --in-place "s/DisplayStopCommand/#DisplayStopCommand/" /etc/sddm.conf
pamac install --no-confirm optimus-manager optimus-manager-qt



echo
echo "All done!"
echo

:nerd_face:

That is not fully correct. video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime can be thought of as being the same as video-nvidia but with extra configuration that lets you use PRIME render offloading and configures PCI-Express runtime power management for the NVIDIA GPU out of the box. You can use optimus-manager even if video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime is installed in mhwd. For these reasons, I would recommend using the video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime.