I was using two external monitors and the laptop display for a total of three monitors until a kernel and Nvidia driver update caused a series of issues. Currently only external monitors are detected and work fine, the laptop display doesn’t.
- Distribution & Version
Fedora 31 and Gnome 3.34.1 on System76 Oryx Pro 5 (Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 - Nvidia Driver 440.36)
- Kernel information
Linux oryx 5.3.13-300.fc31.x86_64 #1 SMP x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
- When did the issue start happening?
- Did anything change that caused it? (hardware change, upgrade)
- What steps do you take that cause the problem?
After a kernel and Nvidia Driver update on Fedora 30, the system was booting to Intel Driver only.
I updated to Fedora 31, no change.
After another kernel update, the system would not boot into graphical user mode, I received the error “NVIDIA kernel module missing, falling back to nouveau” but system was stuck there, all I could do was ctrl+alt+del to reboot. I booted into runlevel 3 and updated the kernel again and I was able to boot into graphical mode again now. But the laptop’s display is not working. During boot the laptop display works, I enter luks password, see grub menu, see Fedora logo and spinning wheel, but once it is time for the OS login, the screen goes black with a cursor in the top left corner. If I connect an external display the login prompt is there waiting to login.
output from xrandr with my two external monitors connected:
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3360 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-0 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 509mm x 286mm
1024x768 70.07 60.00
800x600 60.32 56.25
DP-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-3 connected 1440x900+1920+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 408mm x 255mm
1280x1024 75.02 60.02
1024x768 75.03 70.07 60.00
800x600 75.00 60.32 56.25
640x480 75.00 59.94