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Old 01-15-12, 12:03 PM   #3
garbageman
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Default Re: Dell XPS-17 702 GT 550M init config xorg.conf help needed, blank screen

SOLUTION FOUND: at least partial

found youtube video searching nvidia no screens found.
Suggestion is to lspci and find your video card in my case 01:00:0

# lspci |grep -i VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 1246 (rev a1)

Note: I had to add the BusID line per the youtube video
vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0" (Had to add this line after checking lspci, reduce zero's)
EndSection

Status: now I can get video on my external monitor but I am not sure how to switch to the laptop display. Any suggestions there?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReyT56rTWnA
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