MSI Laptop w Nvidia K2000m - External 4K Mon. Not Recognized

Hello,
I have this laptop:

Manjaro installs perfectly from a bootable USB stick but I was not able to use the Asus PB287Q 4K monitor which is connected via display port.

I went ahead and installed Manjaro properly (no USB boot) to see if my Nvidia K2000m would be recognized but unfortunately, it did not.
I googled for solutions and wasn’t able to implement a fix.

Then I replaced Manjaro with LinuxMint which instantly (live USB boot) recognized the external display without any additional configuration.

Can someone help me by telling me which commands to run and where and how to paste the output so that the problem can be solved and hopefully be of help to others who have a similar hardware setup.

Overall, if I can get my external display to work, then I am ready to move to Linux because all the software I use on W10 is already open source so it makes a lot of sense to switch.

Thank you! :slight_smile:

can you report
inxi -Fxxxz

Update!
I have just downloaded Manjaro Gnome and live booted it via USB.

Here is the output:

[manjaro@manjaro-gnome ~]$ inxi -Fxxxz
System:
Host: manjaro-gnome Kernel: 4.14.65-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64
compiler: gcc v: 8.2.0 Desktop: Gnome 3.28.3 wm: gnome-shell
dm: gdm 3.28.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: GT60 v: REV:1.0 serial:
Chassis: Micro-Star International type: 10 serial:
Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16F3 v: REV:1.0 serial:
BIOS: American Megatrends v: E16F3IMS.10U date: 01/21/2013
Battery:
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 65.0 Wh condition: 65.0/86.6 Wh (75%) volts: 12.5/11.1
model: NEC PC-VP-BP77 type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Full
CPU:
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-3630QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 6144 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 38323
Speed: 1197 MHz min/max: 1200/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1202 2: 1198
3: 1197 4: 1198 5: 1197 6: 1198 7: 1197 8: 1198
Graphics:
Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0166
Card-2: NVIDIA GK107GLM [Quadro K2000M] driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0
chip ID: 10de:0ffb
Display: x11 server: N/A driver: N/A compositor: gnome-shell
resolution:
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 4.2 Mesa 18.1.6
compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Card-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
chip ID: 8086:1e20
Card-2: NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0e1b
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.14.65-1-MANJARO
Network:
Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet driver: alx
v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 02:00 chip ID: 1969:e091
IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus ID: 03:00 chip ID: 8086:0887
IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac:
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 713.26 GiB used: 1.81 GiB (0.3%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD7500BPKT-22PK4T0
size: 698.64 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial:
rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Lexar model: USB Flash Drive
size: 14.62 GiB serial: rev: 1100 scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 8.72 GiB used: 306.5 MiB (3.4%) fs: overlay dev: ERR-102
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: 27.8 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 228 Uptime: 2m Memory: 11.63 GiB used: 729.6 MiB (6.1%)
Init: systemd v: 239 Compilers: gcc: N/A Shell: bash v: 4.4.23
running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.20

Check this topic and read everything, so you see how it is dealt as an issue. It is old, but you can try several of the configurations.
Edit: I forgot the link. I did it in a later post End-Edit
Report back what you have tried and what is not working.
I suggest you work with an installed and up-to-date system.

I just updated the install and would like to get the external monitor working.

Question:
Manjaro Settings Manager has an "nvidia 390–bumblebee option but it is NOT selected.

Do I or should I make that the default?
When I run Mandrake, I saw that 390 somewhere in the config files.

Help with configuring the display controller is greatly appreciated and hopefully will fix this. - Thanks!

After you update your system and reboot run

mhwd
mhwd -li

The 1st one shows compatible configurations.
The 2nd your currently installed
Please post them here

  1. mhwd
    mhwd

0000:01:00.0 (0300:10de:0ffb) Display controller nVidia Corporation:


              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee 2018.08.09 false PCI
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-390xx-bumblebee 2018.08.09 false PCI
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-340xx-bumblebee 2018.08.09 false PCI
video-nvidia 2018.08.09 false PCI
video-nvidia-390xx 2018.08.09 false PCI
video-nvidia-340xx 2018.08.09 false PCI
video-linux 2018.05.04 true PCI
video-vesa 2017.03.12 true PCI

0000:00:02.0 (0300:8086:0166) Display controller Intel Corporation:


              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee 2018.08.09 false PCI
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-390xx-bumblebee 2018.08.09 false PCI
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-340xx-bumblebee 2018.08.09 false PCI
video-linux 2018.05.04 true PCI
video-vesa 2017.03.12 true PCI

  1. mhwd -li

Installed PCI configs:


              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee 2018.08.09 false PCI

Warning: No installed USB configs!

I forgot to give you the link! Sorry!..

  1. Read this about troubleshooting and how to correctly format terminal output (fix your posts to be readable)
  1. Read this for your issue thoroughly and try to apply some of the proposed configuration changes for bumblebee and understand how it works.
  1. If you still fail to solve, post what you have tried already and relevant info

I found all of that (and then some) last night and learned that many users have this problem but, to the best of my knowledge, so far, no one came up with step-by-step instructions on how to fix this.

I am going to wait so that more people get a chance to read this post and maybe someone who has already solved it can jolt out the steps.

Thanks for helping. I appreciate it.

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