Ubuntu 19.04 doesn't detect my HDMI display

Hi everyone,

I already spent hours on this problem, trying out everything I could find on different forums.
Any help will be greatly appreciated and I will be happy to provide any more information necessary.

Using Ubuntu 19.04, Nvidia drivers 430 (or any other version), the HDMI display is not detected. The hardware itself works as I have a dual boot with Windows that works in this configuration and also got it to work sometimes when using X.org Nouveau drivers. Switching back from Nouveau to Nvidia changes something in the configuration which makes even the Nouveau drivers not identify the HDMI anymore. I am sure it is something small in the configuration that I am missing.

I already tried setting options nvidia-drm modeset=0 in nvidia-kms.conf and running sudo update-initramfs -u.

My current configuration using Lightdm:

$ prime-select query
nvidia
$ uname -a
Linux WickedAlien 5.0.0-23-generic #24-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jul 29 15:36:44 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ ubuntu-drivers devices
== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0 ==
modalias : pci:v000010DEd00001C20sv00001028sd00000770bc03sc00i00
vendor   : NVIDIA Corporation
model    : GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile]
driver   : nvidia-driver-390 - third-party free
driver   : nvidia-driver-430 - third-party free recommended
driver   : nvidia-driver-415 - third-party free
driver   : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - distro free builtin
$ dmesg | grep -i nvidia
[    4.050186] nvidia: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
[    4.050196] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[    4.054315] nvidia: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
[    4.060861] nvidia-nvlink: Nvlink Core is being initialized, major device number 234
[    4.080040] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0006 -> 0007)
[    4.080142] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: vgaarb: changed VGA decodes: olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=none
[    4.179595] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  430.40  Sun Jul 21 04:53:48 CDT 2019
[    4.190530] nvidia-modeset: Loading NVIDIA Kernel Mode Setting Driver for UNIX platforms  430.40  Sun Jul 21 04:57:42 CDT 2019
[    4.193053] [drm] [nvidia-drm] [GPU ID 0x00000100] Loading driver
[    4.193054] [drm] Initialized nvidia-drm 0.0.0 20160202 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 1
[    5.917064] nvidia-uvm: Loaded the UVM driver in 8 mode, major device number 510
[    6.083620] audit: type=1400 audit(1565257591.459:8): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" profile="unconfined" name="nvidia_modprobe" pid=800 comm="apparmor_parser"
[    6.083625] audit: type=1400 audit(1565257591.459:9): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" profile="unconfined" name="nvidia_modprobe//kmod" pid=800 comm="apparmor_parser"

HDMI1 is disconnected:

$ xrandr --verbose
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 2560 x 1440, maximum 32767 x 32767
eDP1 connected primary 2560x1440+0+0 (0x4a) normal (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 290mm x 160mm
	Identifier: 0x43
	Timestamp:  10604
	Subpixel:   unknown
	Gamma:      1.0:1.0:1.0
	Brightness: 1.0
	Clones:    
	CRTC:       0
	CRTCs:      0 1 2
	Transform:  1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
	            0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
	            0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
	           filter: 
	EDID: 
		00ffffffffffff004c8329a000000000
		31190104a51d1078024481af503eb523
		0e505400000001010101010101010101
		0101010101019b5e00a0a0a02c503020
		360026a51000001a9b5e00a0a0a02c50
		3020360026a51000001a000000fe004a
		4a543643803133334b4c303500000010
		00000000000000000000000000000015
	BACKLIGHT: 375 
		range: (0, 7500)
	Backlight: 375 
		range: (0, 7500)
	scaling mode: Full aspect 
		supported: Full, Center, Full aspect
	max bpc: 12 
		range: (6, 12)
	Broadcast RGB: Automatic 
		supported: Automatic, Full, Limited 16:235
	link-status: Good 
		supported: Good, Bad
	non-desktop: 0 
		range: (0, 1)
  2560x1440 (0x4a) 242.190MHz +HSync -VSync *current +preferred
        h: width  2560 start 2608 end 2640 total 2720 skew    0 clock  89.04KHz
        v: height 1440 start 1443 end 1449 total 1484           clock  60.00Hz
  2560x1440 (0x181) 241.500MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  2560 start 2608 end 2640 total 2720 skew    0 clock  88.79KHz
        v: height 1440 start 1443 end 1448 total 1481           clock  59.95Hz
  1920x1440 (0x182) 234.000MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1920 start 2048 end 2256 total 2600 skew    0 clock  90.00KHz
        v: height 1440 start 1441 end 1444 total 1500           clock  60.00Hz
  1856x1392 (0x183) 218.300MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1856 start 1952 end 2176 total 2528 skew    0 clock  86.35KHz
        v: height 1392 start 1393 end 1396 total 1439           clock  60.01Hz
  1792x1344 (0x184) 204.800MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1792 start 1920 end 2120 total 2448 skew    0 clock  83.66KHz
        v: height 1344 start 1345 end 1348 total 1394           clock  60.01Hz
  2048x1152 (0x185) 197.967MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  2048 start 2184 end 2408 total 2768 skew    0 clock  71.52KHz
        v: height 1152 start 1153 end 1156 total 1192           clock  60.00Hz
  2048x1152 (0x186) 197.000MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  2048 start 2184 end 2400 total 2752 skew    0 clock  71.58KHz
        v: height 1152 start 1155 end 1160 total 1195           clock  59.90Hz
  2048x1152 (0x187) 156.750MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  2048 start 2096 end 2128 total 2208 skew    0 clock  70.99KHz
        v: height 1152 start 1155 end 1160 total 1185           clock  59.91Hz
  1920x1200 (0x188) 193.250MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1920 start 2056 end 2256 total 2592 skew    0 clock  74.56KHz
        v: height 1200 start 1203 end 1209 total 1245           clock  59.88Hz
  1920x1200 (0x189) 154.000MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1920 start 1968 end 2000 total 2080 skew    0 clock  74.04KHz
        v: height 1200 start 1203 end 1209 total 1235           clock  59.95Hz
  1920x1080 (0x18a) 173.000MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1920 start 2048 end 2248 total 2576 skew    0 clock  67.16KHz
        v: height 1080 start 1083 end 1088 total 1120           clock  59.96Hz
  1920x1080 (0x18b) 172.798MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1920 start 2040 end 2248 total 2576 skew    0 clock  67.08KHz
        v: height 1080 start 1081 end 1084 total 1118           clock  60.00Hz
  1920x1080 (0x18c) 138.500MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1920 start 1968 end 2000 total 2080 skew    0 clock  66.59KHz
        v: height 1080 start 1083 end 1088 total 1111           clock  59.93Hz
  1600x1200 (0x18d) 162.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width  1600 start 1664 end 1856 total 2160 skew    0 clock  75.00KHz
        v: height 1200 start 1201 end 1204 total 1250           clock  60.00Hz
  1680x1050 (0x18e) 146.250MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1680 start 1784 end 1960 total 2240 skew    0 clock  65.29KHz
        v: height 1050 start 1053 end 1059 total 1089           clock  59.95Hz
  1680x1050 (0x18f) 119.000MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1680 start 1728 end 1760 total 1840 skew    0 clock  64.67KHz
        v: height 1050 start 1053 end 1059 total 1080           clock  59.88Hz
  1600x1024 (0x190) 103.125MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width  1600 start 1600 end 1656 total 1664 skew    0 clock  61.97KHz
        v: height 1024 start 1024 end 1029 total 1030           clock  60.17Hz
  1400x1050 (0x191) 122.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width  1400 start 1488 end 1640 total 1880 skew    0 clock  64.89KHz
        v: height 1050 start 1052 end 1064 total 1082           clock  59.98Hz
  1600x900 (0x192) 118.997MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1600 start 1696 end 1864 total 2128 skew    0 clock  55.92KHz
        v: height  900 start  901 end  904 total  932           clock  60.00Hz
  1600x900 (0x193) 118.250MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1600 start 1696 end 1856 total 2112 skew    0 clock  55.99KHz
        v: height  900 start  903 end  908 total  934           clock  59.95Hz
  1600x900 (0x194) 97.500MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1600 start 1648 end 1680 total 1760 skew    0 clock  55.40KHz
        v: height  900 start  903 end  908 total  926           clock  59.82Hz
  1280x1024 (0x195) 108.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1328 end 1440 total 1688 skew    0 clock  63.98KHz
        v: height 1024 start 1025 end 1028 total 1066           clock  60.02Hz
  1440x900 (0x196) 106.500MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1440 start 1520 end 1672 total 1904 skew    0 clock  55.93KHz
        v: height  900 start  903 end  909 total  934           clock  59.89Hz
  1400x900 (0x197) 103.500MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1400 start 1480 end 1624 total 1848 skew    0 clock  56.01KHz
        v: height  900 start  903 end  913 total  934           clock  59.96Hz
  1400x900 (0x198) 86.500MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1400 start 1448 end 1480 total 1560 skew    0 clock  55.45KHz
        v: height  900 start  903 end  913 total  926           clock  59.88Hz
  1280x960 (0x199) 108.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1376 end 1488 total 1800 skew    0 clock  60.00KHz
        v: height  960 start  961 end  964 total 1000           clock  60.00Hz
  1368x768 (0x19a) 85.860MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1368 start 1440 end 1584 total 1800 skew    0 clock  47.70KHz
        v: height  768 start  769 end  772 total  795           clock  60.00Hz
  1368x768 (0x19b) 85.250MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1368 start 1440 end 1576 total 1784 skew    0 clock  47.79KHz
        v: height  768 start  771 end  781 total  798           clock  59.88Hz
  1368x768 (0x19c) 72.250MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1368 start 1416 end 1448 total 1528 skew    0 clock  47.28KHz
        v: height  768 start  771 end  781 total  790           clock  59.85Hz
  1360x768 (0x19d) 84.750MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1360 start 1432 end 1568 total 1776 skew    0 clock  47.72KHz
        v: height  768 start  771 end  781 total  798           clock  59.80Hz
  1360x768 (0x19e) 72.000MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1360 start 1408 end 1440 total 1520 skew    0 clock  47.37KHz
        v: height  768 start  771 end  781 total  790           clock  59.96Hz
  1280x800 (0x19f) 83.500MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1352 end 1480 total 1680 skew    0 clock  49.70KHz
        v: height  800 start  803 end  809 total  831           clock  59.81Hz
  1280x800 (0x1a0) 71.000MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1328 end 1360 total 1440 skew    0 clock  49.31KHz
        v: height  800 start  803 end  809 total  823           clock  59.91Hz
  1152x864 (0x1a1) 81.620MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1152 start 1216 end 1336 total 1520 skew    0 clock  53.70KHz
        v: height  864 start  865 end  868 total  895           clock  60.00Hz
  1280x720 (0x1a2) 74.500MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1344 end 1472 total 1664 skew    0 clock  44.77KHz
        v: height  720 start  723 end  728 total  748           clock  59.86Hz
  1280x720 (0x1a3) 74.480MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1336 end 1472 total 1664 skew    0 clock  44.76KHz
        v: height  720 start  721 end  724 total  746           clock  60.00Hz
  1280x720 (0x1a4) 63.750MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1280 start 1328 end 1360 total 1440 skew    0 clock  44.27KHz
        v: height  720 start  723 end  728 total  741           clock  59.74Hz
  1024x768 (0x1a5) 65.000MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width  1024 start 1048 end 1184 total 1344 skew    0 clock  48.36KHz
        v: height  768 start  771 end  777 total  806           clock  60.00Hz
  1024x576 (0x1a6) 46.995MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1024 start 1064 end 1168 total 1312 skew    0 clock  35.82KHz
        v: height  576 start  577 end  580 total  597           clock  60.00Hz
  1024x576 (0x1a7) 46.500MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width  1024 start 1064 end 1160 total 1296 skew    0 clock  35.88KHz
        v: height  576 start  579 end  584 total  599           clock  59.90Hz
  1024x576 (0x1a8) 42.000MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width  1024 start 1072 end 1104 total 1184 skew    0 clock  35.47KHz
        v: height  576 start  579 end  584 total  593           clock  59.82Hz
  960x540 (0x1a9) 40.784MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width   960 start  992 end 1088 total 1216 skew    0 clock  33.54KHz
        v: height  540 start  541 end  544 total  559           clock  60.00Hz
  960x540 (0x1aa) 40.750MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width   960 start  992 end 1088 total 1216 skew    0 clock  33.51KHz
        v: height  540 start  543 end  548 total  562           clock  59.63Hz
  960x540 (0x1ab) 37.250MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width   960 start 1008 end 1040 total 1120 skew    0 clock  33.26KHz
        v: height  540 start  543 end  548 total  556           clock  59.82Hz
  800x600 (0x1ac) 40.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   800 start  840 end  968 total 1056 skew    0 clock  37.88KHz
        v: height  600 start  601 end  605 total  628           clock  60.32Hz
  800x600 (0x1ad) 36.000MHz +HSync +VSync
        h: width   800 start  824 end  896 total 1024 skew    0 clock  35.16KHz
        v: height  600 start  601 end  603 total  625           clock  56.25Hz
  864x486 (0x1ae) 32.901MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width   864 start  888 end  976 total 1088 skew    0 clock  30.24KHz
        v: height  486 start  487 end  490 total  504           clock  60.00Hz
  864x486 (0x1af) 32.500MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width   864 start  888 end  968 total 1072 skew    0 clock  30.32KHz
        v: height  486 start  489 end  494 total  506           clock  59.92Hz
  864x486 (0x1b0) 30.500MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width   864 start  912 end  944 total 1024 skew    0 clock  29.79KHz
        v: height  486 start  489 end  494 total  500           clock  59.57Hz
  640x480 (0x1b1) 25.175MHz -HSync -VSync
        h: width   640 start  656 end  752 total  800 skew    0 clock  31.47KHz
        v: height  480 start  490 end  492 total  525           clock  59.94Hz
  720x405 (0x1b2) 22.500MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width   720 start  744 end  808 total  896 skew    0 clock  25.11KHz
        v: height  405 start  408 end  413 total  422           clock  59.51Hz
  720x405 (0x1b3) 22.176MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width   720 start  728 end  800 total  880 skew    0 clock  25.20KHz
        v: height  405 start  406 end  409 total  420           clock  60.00Hz
  720x405 (0x1b4) 21.750MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width   720 start  768 end  800 total  880 skew    0 clock  24.72KHz
        v: height  405 start  408 end  413 total  419           clock  58.99Hz
  640x360 (0x1b5) 18.000MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width   640 start  664 end  720 total  800 skew    0 clock  22.50KHz
        v: height  360 start  363 end  368 total  376           clock  59.84Hz
  640x360 (0x1b6) 17.750MHz +HSync -VSync
        h: width   640 start  688 end  720 total  800 skew    0 clock  22.19KHz
        v: height  360 start  363 end  368 total  374           clock  59.32Hz
  640x360 (0x1b7) 17.187MHz -HSync +VSync
        h: width   640 start  640 end  704 total  768 skew    0 clock  22.38KHz
        v: height  360 start  361 end  364 total  373           clock  60.00Hz
DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
	Identifier: 0x44
	Timestamp:  10604
	Subpixel:   unknown
	Clones:     HDMI1
	CRTCs:      0 1 2
	Transform:  1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
	            0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
	            0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
	           filter: 
	Content Protection: Undesired 
		supported: Undesired, Desired, Enabled
	max bpc: 12 
		range: (6, 12)
	Broadcast RGB: Automatic 
		supported: Automatic, Full, Limited 16:235
	audio: auto 
		supported: force-dvi, off, auto, on
	link-status: Good 
		supported: Good, Bad
	non-desktop: 0 
		range: (0, 1)
DP2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
	Identifier: 0x45
	Timestamp:  10604
	Subpixel:   unknown
	Clones:     HDMI2
	CRTCs:      0 1 2
	Transform:  1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
	            0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
	            0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
	           filter: 
	Content Protection: Undesired 
		supported: Undesired, Desired, Enabled
	max bpc: 12 
		range: (6, 12)
	Broadcast RGB: Automatic 
		supported: Automatic, Full, Limited 16:235
	audio: auto 
		supported: force-dvi, off, auto, on
	link-status: Good 
		supported: Good, Bad
	non-desktop: 0 
		range: (0, 1)
HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
	Identifier: 0x46
	Timestamp:  10604
	Subpixel:   unknown
	Clones:     DP1
	CRTCs:      0 1 2
	Transform:  1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
	            0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
	            0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
	           filter: 
	Content Protection: Undesired 
		supported: Undesired, Desired, Enabled
	max bpc: 12 
		range: (8, 12)
	content type: No Data 
		supported: No Data, Graphics, Photo, Cinema, Game
	aspect ratio: Automatic 
		supported: Automatic, 4:3, 16:9
	Broadcast RGB: Automatic 
		supported: Automatic, Full, Limited 16:235
	audio: auto 
		supported: force-dvi, off, auto, on
	link-status: Good 
		supported: Good, Bad
	non-desktop: 0 
		range: (0, 1)
HDMI2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
	Identifier: 0x47
	Timestamp:  10604
	Subpixel:   unknown
	Clones:     DP2
	CRTCs:      0 1 2
	Transform:  1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
	            0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
	            0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
	           filter: 
	Content Protection: Undesired 
		supported: Undesired, Desired, Enabled
	max bpc: 12 
		range: (8, 12)
	content type: No Data 
		supported: No Data, Graphics, Photo, Cinema, Game
	aspect ratio: Automatic 
		supported: Automatic, 4:3, 16:9
	Broadcast RGB: Automatic 
		supported: Automatic, Full, Limited 16:235
	audio: auto 
		supported: force-dvi, off, auto, on
	link-status: Good 
		supported: Good, Bad
	non-desktop: 0 
		range: (0, 1)
VIRTUAL1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
	Identifier: 0x48
	Timestamp:  10604
	Subpixel:   no subpixels
	Clones:    
	CRTCs:      3
	Transform:  1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
	            0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
	            0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
	           filter: 
	non-desktop: 0 
		supported: 0, 1

Thank you very much!

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (1.1 MB)

Please run nvidia-bug-report.sh as root and attach the resulting .gz file to your post. Hovering the mouse over an existing post of yours will reveal a paperclip icon.
https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1043347/announcements/attaching-files-to-forum-topics-posts/

Attached, thank you!
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (1.1 MB)

Please delete the file
/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
and reboot. It is a fixed config for intel-only usage.

Amazing, it works! Thank you… I don’t want to think how many hours I spent on this…

Is there any way to get the HDMI working while using the Intel card?
I can work with Nvidia but just thinking about the poor battery…

Thanks again!

There’s not really a comfortable way as this would need to load the nouveau driver to drive the external display. So the nvidia gpu has to be powered anyway and power savings would be reduced.
Some newer notebooks have a second external display connector through USB-C which is driven by the intel gpu which might be an alternative.

ok, understood. thank you for your help!

Hello,

I have the same issue;

My HDMI is disconnected and Ubuntu 19.04 don’t see my dual display.

I 've not a similar file like “/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf”

Please Thank you for your return.
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (566 KB)

jo.lanonse, please make sure the package nvidia-prime is installed
sudo apt install nvidia-prime
then switch to nvidia:
sudo prime-select nvidia
and reboot.

Now it’s cool for me !

sudo apt install nvidia-prime
sudo prime-select nvidia
reboot


Generirx Thank you very much !

Hi,

I have the same issue but, i dont see file “/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf” and I have nvidia-prime installed with nvidia set as prime.

Please suggest any other solution to it.

Thanks
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (67.2 KB)

Please run nvidia-bug-report.sh as root and attach the resulting .gz file to your post. Hovering the mouse over an existing post of yours will reveal a paperclip icon.
https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1043347/announcements/attaching-files-to-forum-topics-posts/

You have secure boot enabled so the driver doesn’t load since it isn’t signed. Please disable secure boot in bios.

thanks @generix it helped

Hello,
I think I have the same problem but no

  • /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
  • secure boot disabled
    Can you help me?
    Thank you very much.
    nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (328 KB)

Please delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Thank you, I have deleted it but nothing has changed.
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (344 KB)

Please switch to nvidia (sudo prime-select nvidia)

Same problem, no “/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf”
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (95.6 KB)

Please disable secure boot in bios.