Active graphics card unknown linux mint

Active graphics card unknown linux mint

As the title suggests, I am experiencing issues with my Display in Ubuntu 18.04. I have seen somewhat related posts (like this one), but those typically suggest they have several detected displays, where one of them is dubbed ‘Unknown Display’.

Well, I only have a single display called ‘Unknown Display’, which means I:

  • cannot add a second/third/etc screen,
  • cannot adjust the resolution,
  • and cannot adjust the brightness

I would very much like to be able to do the above, obviously, and I was hoping somebody over here might be able to help me out. I have tried out several things, like removing the current drivers in favor of older ones, but I seem to be missing something crucial every time..

Here are some specifics about my system:

  • I am running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS.
  • I have a GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] graphic card.
  • I have nvidia-driver-396 installed.
  • It is a dual boot system, where I left the original Windows copy intact.

Some potentially interesting stats:

lspci | grep VGA output:

steven@stevens-laptop:~$ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 591b (rev 04) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] (rev a1 

xrandr output:

steven@stevens-laptop:~$ xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 1920 x 1080, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 1920 x 1080 default connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 0mm x 0mm    1920x1080     77.00* 

nvidia-settings output:

steven@stevens-laptop:~$ nvidia-settings ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system 

If any additional info is needed to figure out what’s going on, please let me know. And thanks in advance for any help on this!

Here is a screenshot of the ‘Settings -> Devices -> Displays’ window in my Ubuntu by the way: display-settings


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