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Old 04-18-11, 05:13 PM   #31
desperadus
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Default Re: Issues with Dual Screen on Thinkpad W700ds & Linux

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Originally Posted by YuLimin View Post
Hi, How to resolve this issue finally?
Sorry to say that this issue has never gone away.
By now I had the "pleasure" to try every single new driver release on my TP W700ds and none of them worked.
The best I could say of the packages above 185.18.14 and below 186.xx.xx is that I managed to get the system up- and running with them.

But with each one of those releases, either HW acceleration was disabled or the 2nd Display only showed the primary display mirrored or wouldn't turn the 2nd screen no more (due to the special HW build of the W700ds the display must be rotated 90 degrees to show up right).

It is beyond me why nvidia disabled some of these switches in their driver, but at least those versions don't just turn the screen black, like everything 186.xx.xx and higher does.

I WILL NEVER BUY SUCH A HIGH END DEVICE WITH NVIDIA HW AGAIN!

I spend top dollar for my systems and I am a Linux power user as well.
This box was sold to me with Linux support promised on the label (including the video HW).

NVIDEA themselves promises to support this HW and so they did up until driver release 185.18.14.

Ever since then us Linux W700ds users are just dead meat to them and I don't like to be treated like that.
NVIDIA, you lost me as a customer for sure :thumbsdown:
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