I’m fairly new to openSUSE, and unfortunately have virtually no experience with setting up hardware/drivers/etc, so hopefully someone can bear with me. I have suse version 13.1, with GNOME Shell, installed on a relatively new Thinkpad W530. The external monitor in question is a Dell UltraSharp U2412M… I currently have it connected via VGA. The monitor came with a CD including drivers, but they are in .INF format, and, of course, the only instructions and support provided by Dell are specifically for Windows.
In any case, the output from running ‘xrandr -q’ is:
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 LVDS2 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 193mm 1920x1080 60.0*+ 50.0 1400x1050 60.0 1280x1024 60.0 1280x960 60.0 1024x768 60.0 800x600 60.3 56.2 640x480 59.9 VGA2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) VIRTUAL1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
I take this to mean that the monitor isn’t being recognized at all [the monitor’s screen is on, and the monitor itself did auto-detect the VGA connection]. And accordingly, there’s only one monitor shown by my Display settings. I tried, in vain, to mirror the screen with ‘xrandr --output LVDS2 --auto --output VGA2 --auto --same-as LVDS2’, but this doesn’t seem to have any effect.
Incase my graphics card information is relevant, the result of running ‘/sbin/lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A2’ is:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09) Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21f5] Kernel driver in use: i915 -- 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation GK107GLM [Quadro K1000M] [10de:0ffc] (rev a1) Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21f5] Kernel driver in use: nouveau
I’ve spent quite a few hours at this, trying to at least figure out what exactly it is that I don’t know how to do to, but I’m having little success. If anyone can provide some help, I would be very grateful. I’m obviously happy to provide any more pertinent information as needed.
Thanks for your time.