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#1 2012-08-09 19:16:37

tankist02
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Registered: 2009-02-18
Posts: 13

Dell XPS 15 L502X dual monitors

I use this laptop to watch multimedia on a large HD TV. Both Fedora 16/17 and Kubuntu 11.10/12.04 64 bit work fine. Intel drives internal monitor, while Nvidia drives external TV through HDMI using Xinerama. Intel through DisplayPort results in flickering and other artifacts on high-quality video.

When I tried to do the same with Arch x64 (fully updated) I got conflict between xf86-video-intel 2.20.0-1, intel-dri 8.0.4-1 and nvidia packages:

[root@xps-arch ~]# pacman -S nvidia
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...
:: nvidia-utils and libgl are in conflict. Remove libgl? [y/N]

Hardware:

Intel HD 3000 (internal monitor)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M (HDMI)

xorg.conf on Fedora/Kubuntu:

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "intelgpu"
        Driver      "intel"
        BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "nvidia"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option      "IgnoreEDID"
        Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "laptopscreen"   
    Device         "intelgpu"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "extscreen"   
    Device         "nvidia"
    Monitor        "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1920x1080"
    EndSubSection
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier  "Default Layout"
    Screen "laptopscreen"
    Screen "extscreen" RightOf "laptopscreen"
    Option "Xinerama" "on"
    Option "Clone"    "off"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Disable "glx"
EndSection

Is there a way to use both Intel and Nvidia drivers on Arch or I am stuck with Fedora/Kubuntu?

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#2 2012-09-20 21:43:23

tankist02
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Registered: 2009-02-18
Posts: 13

Re: Dell XPS 15 L502X dual monitors

I solved it by brute force:

pacman -Rdd libgl

(delete conflicting package without checking dependencies)

pacman -S nvidia nvidia-utils

And now I can watch high-quality video on a  big external TV through HDMI (driven by Nvidia card), while also independently using internal monitor.

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