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P51 & screen output wiring

2017-07-11, 10:11 AM

Hi Thinkpad gurus,

I just received my P51 ...Before installing Linux on this machine I'd like to know if with this machine

the VGA/HDMI outputs are hardwired to both graphic cards. With a previous W530 I struggled for days trying to use external videoprojector but using Intel graphics and the signal was not delivered to output (not wired at all).

I do not need the powerful card and it would be simpler for me to use the Intel one but I really need to manage video projectors.

Thanks for your feedback

Kind regards

 

 

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Re: P51 & screen output wiring

2017-07-17, 14:58 PM

Hi again,

try to rephrase my question: are you able on this machine (p51 or may be even P50) to use a video projector while 

the only Intel graphics adaptor is switched on ? 

I may try tonight with an external monitor ....It may be the best way to have answers...

 

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Re: P51 & screen output wiring

2017-07-17, 18:30 PM

I'm running arch linux on a p51.  I've only tried the hdmi port so far, and that seems to be only connected to the nvidia card.  I expect the DP connector is the same.  I manage the two gpus with bumblebee and run intel-virtual-output when I need to use an external monitor.  See here: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/321151/do-not-manage-to-activate-hdmi-on-a-laptop-that-has-optimus-bumblebee

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Re: P51 & screen output wiring

2017-07-18, 14:01 PM

Thanks for your message Lillars.... I usually runs Debian testing / sid but I may test with one arch based distro.

I will have a look to the post inserted as a link.

Thanks again.

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