Second display disabled

Hi all, I just installed manjaro but im having issues with my nvidia graphics cards, i have one display connected to my 1050Ti which works fine, but i have a geforce 605 which i have another monitor connected which is disabled by default when installing nvidia drivers. I don’t know what to do and i would appreciate some help. Thanks!

so you have 2 monitors connected to 2 different graphic cards, right now?

yes correct

that can not work, you need to connect both monitors to the same graphics card

basically i want to passthrough my 1050ti to a vm to use and leave the 605 as the host so yeah i didnt know it wouldnt be possible

It may be possible, depending on the IOMMU tables. I’ve never done it, but I’ve read quite a bit about it. You should first setup a VM just to see if you can pass the pci address of the card to it. If you can’t, you’ll need to make sure IOMMU tables are setup in such a way you can release that address to the VM. It doesn’t matter if the card can’t be activated in the host, because it won’t be used by the host.

You should first read this:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/PCI_passthrough_via_OVMF

Note VirtualBox setup may be simpler.