Resolution problems with second monitor

Hello,

I just installed manjaro on my computer today.

Initially it did not detect my second monitor, until I installed the nvidia drivers. With drivers installed it detected the monitor but at a 1024x768 resolution, when it should be capable of 1920x1080.

I removed the nvidia drivers and installed the nvidia-intel-hybrid hoping it would fix it.

I have come across many similar threads, with no success on solving this issue any help would be appreciated!

Here’s what I get with xrandr:

Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 2944 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
DVI-I-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-I-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 521mm x 293mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+
   1680x1050     59.95  
   1440x900      59.89  
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02  
   1280x960      60.00  
   1152x864      75.00  
   1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00  
   800x600       75.00    72.19    60.32    56.25  
   640x480       75.00    72.81    59.94  
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-D-0 connected 1024x768+1920+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768      60.00*+
   1600x900      59.82  
   1400x900      59.88  
   1368x768      59.88    59.85  
   1280x800      59.91    59.81  
   1280x720      59.86    59.74  
   1024x576      59.90    59.82  
   960x540       59.82    59.63  
   864x486       59.92    59.57  
   800x600       72.19    60.32    56.25  
   800x450       59.82  
   700x450       59.88  
   684x384       59.88    59.85  
   640x480       59.94  
   640x400       59.98    59.88  
   640x360       59.86    59.83  
   512x384       60.00  
   512x288       60.00    59.92  
   480x270       59.82    59.63  
   432x243       59.92    59.57  
   400x300       72.19  
   320x240       60.05  
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

Hello :wave:

Open xfce4-display-settings in Whisker (start menu) it is called “Display” and change it there to the correct resolution. Works with my Nvidia card.

Thanks I’ve tried using this to change the resolution but it maxes at 1024x768 when it should be capable of 1920x1080.

Ok didn’t expect that. It seems then the nvidia driver is buggy or your display. Anyway, you need to add the desired resolution.
Here is a tutorial: xrandr - ArchWiki

In general you need to add the resolution:

xrandr --addmode DVI-D-0 1920x1080_60.00

and then it should be visible in “Display”.

To add the correct resolution permanently, you need to edit the file in /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf and add your resolution.

:exclamation:Always test the resolution before adding it to the conf file.

I am working on going through the wiki article you had linked. I created the newmode like the wiki suggests however I get this error when using addmode :

X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  Major opcode of failed request:  140 (RANDR)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  18 (RRAddOutputMode)
  Serial number of failed request:  60
  Current serial number in output stream:  61

No luck yet! It seems that it is not recognizing the monitor properly and am getting the above error.

A thought comes to my mind: Difference Between DVI-I and DVI-D | NVIDIA

Is your second monitor fully compatible with digital only signals? While the first connection DVI-I-1 sends digital+analog, DVI-D-0 only send digital signals. Can you switch the connectors and see if this works then?

I got it to work… just using a different port!

I usually have both DVI ports on the graphics card connected and running my monitors.

I tried switching the DVI ports, and the troublesome monitor still was not being recognized. I even tried hooking up to the integrated graphics card DVI, and it did not recognize the monitor.

Found an HDMI port on the graphics card and it recognized the monitor right away. Perhaps there is a better fix (I would like to have them both on DVI), but I can use it like this for my needs.

Thank you megavolt! You are the best.

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