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[Bug 1047307] Intel Skylake/NVIDIAGeforce 960M: External monitor stays black
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  • Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:31:12 +0000
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http://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1047307
http://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1047307#c32

Mikael Widersten <mikael.widersten@xxxxxxxx> changed:

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--- Comment #32 from Mikael Widersten <mikael.widersten@xxxxxxxx> ---
(In reply to Simon Herrmann from comment #19)
BTW, most likely the desktop was confused by the strange monitor layout
(internal display having a different and even bigger resolution than the
external one), made some unlucky/wrong assumptions and failed completely in
the end.

I totally agree that the size got missunderstood by gnome or whatever piece
of software made that assumption about size. I don't know how to change
that, nor did I choose this size. Clearly, as correctly assumed by you, the
external monitor should be larger than the internal display, rather than
smaller as defined by default. By the way, am I the only one having this
problem? Does no one else use an external, second monitor?

I can confirm exactly the same issue. Thinkpad X1 4th gen Skylake 520 graphics.
Updated Tumbleweed. Plasma 5.10.3, Kernel 4.11.8. The problems started for me
after June 16-ish. I have a Thinkvision display attached with a resolution of
1920x1200 dpi with a resolution on the hdpi laptop screen of 2560x1440. This
has never (ever) caused any problem in the past. I have attached this laptop to
numerous external displays and projectors of different resolution.

best,

/mikael

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