I am kind of a novice and would really appreciate if someone would answer my question. I am running Manjaro, kernel version 5.19.17-2 and would like to connect multiple monitors to my laptop only using my integrated graphics. My laptop is running an rtx 3070ti along with ryzen 9 6900HS with radeon graphics. My laptop also has a MUX switch. One of my monitors is connected via the type c port and the other one is connected via the HDMI port.
I have installed optimus-manager and can connect multiple monitors when the system is running on the hybrid or discrete mode, but only my type-c display works when running on integrated graphics. I would like to pass through my 3070ti GPU to a windows VM while having multiple displays running on Manjaro simultaneously. Is there a way to do this?
I know from setting up an Intel nuc 11 that even though displays can be connected via usb-c (thunderbolt), mini display port or hdmi this wasn’t possible in any configuration because the various connections were hardwired in a specific way to the different cards.
I suggest you have a look at the asus website to check if there’s a similar block diagram as the one on the Intel site.
I checked Asus’s website but could find no such diagram, however a few forum posts mention that this laptop wires its type-c connectors directly to the discrete GPU and connects the HDMI port directly to the CPU. I guess this means that if I pass my discrete GPU to the Windows VM, I won’t be able to use multiple monitors when the VM is running. As an alternative, can I buy a USB to HDMI adapter and connect the second monitor to this adapter so that both the monitors utilize the integrated graphics?