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
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0" (Had to add this line after checking lspci, reduce zero's)
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?