Originally Posted by garbageman
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?
If it's an Optimus laptop without a hardware mux (very likely), then you can't. Without a mux, the nvidia card is simply not connected to the internal display. All you can do is run the internal display on intel graphics, then use Bumblebee/Ironhide to run specific apps on the nvidia card.