Garuda does not detect monitors after installation. Whats the fix?

I'd like to switch over to Garuda Linux... Before I do that, I've been testing it from a USB drive on my laptop. The problem is, Garuda does not detect my attached monitors (one is HDMI, another VGA). I do not have this issue when I tested Kubuntu, Zorin OS, and many other distros -- all monitors detected out of the box. The only reason I haven't given up and have not switched to any of those other distros is because I'm hoping I can still use Garuda vs the others, as I like it. It works perfectly otherwise on my laptop for the laptop screen, but fails to detect all other monitors.

My laptop is 1 year old - Intel i5 cpu, and both Intel and Nvidia GTX 1650 laptop GPU. It's been running Windows 11 and can run all other distros from USB Drive no issue. I updated the drivers in Garuda (using the download proprietary drivers option) and it still doesn't detect my monitors. I tried plugging and re-plugging my monitors, and none are detected.

Is there something else I need to adjust in settings?

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