My fresh Garuda Linux dosen't leave video to my primary laptop screen


In my fresh install of garuda linux Dragonized KDE version, dosen't give me image on my laptop screen, and the only way i can use this distro is from my TV screen, causing that i have no way to use my laptop screen to log in and use the operating system as such

System:    Kernel: 5.13.9-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=f7293f41-01c4-4fe9-bd58-86485e4662f3 
           rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 
           systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 
           Desktop: GNOME 40.3 tk: GTK 3.24.30 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 40.1 Distro: Garuda Linux 
           base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5565 v: 1.0.5 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 
           v: 1.0.5 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0021CT v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI-[Legacy]: Dell v: 1.0.5 date: 10/18/2016 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 0% condition: 7.0/42.0 Wh (16.6%) volts: 12.7 min: 11.4 
           model: Simplo 0x33,0x35,0x42,0x36,0x00,0x00,0x000A type: Li-ion serial: <filter> 
           status: Charging 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: AMD A12-9700P RADEON R7 10 COMPUTE CORES 4C+6G bits: 64 type: MCP 
           arch: Excavator family: 15 (21) model-id: 65 (101) stepping: 1 microcode: 6006118 cache: 
           L2: 1024 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 19960 
           Speed: 2474 MHz min/max: 1300/2500 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2474 2: 2592 
           3: 3170 4: 3184 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
           Type: mds status: Not affected 
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds status: Not affected 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Wani [Radeon R5/R6/R7 Graphics] vendor: Dell driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
           bus-ID: 00:01.0 chip-ID: 1002:9874 class-ID: 0300 
           Device-2: Realtek Integrated Webcam HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1.3:5 
           chip-ID: 0bda:58c2 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: gnome-shell driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati 
           unloaded: fbdev,modesetting alternate: vesa display-ID: :1 screens: 1 
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x286mm (20.0x11.3") s-diag: 583mm (23") 
           Monitor-1: HDMI-A-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 55 size: 885x498mm (34.8x19.6") 
           diag: 1015mm (40") 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD CARRIZO (DRM 3.41.0 5.13.9-zen1-1-zen LLVM 12.0.1) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.6 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: AMD Kabini HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.1 
           chip-ID: 1002:9840 class-ID: 0403 
           Device-2: AMD Family 15h Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:09.2 
           chip-ID: 1022:157a class-ID: 0403 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.9-zen1-1-zen running: yes 
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no 
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.33 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel 
           port: 3000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200 
           IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Dell 
           driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0042 class-ID: 0280 
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 2-1:2 chip-ID: 0cf3:e009 
           class-ID: e001 
           Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 7.96 GiB (0.9%) 
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD10JPVX-75JC3T0 size: 931.51 GiB 
           block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 
           serial: <filter> rev: 1A02 scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 310 GiB size: 310 GiB (100.00%) used: 7.96 GiB (2.6%) fs: btrfs 
           dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 
           ID-2: /home raw-size: 310 GiB size: 310 GiB (100.00%) used: 7.96 GiB (2.6%) fs: btrfs 
           dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 
           ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 310 GiB size: 310 GiB (100.00%) used: 7.96 GiB (2.6%) fs: btrfs 
           dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 
           ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 310 GiB size: 310 GiB (100.00%) used: 7.96 GiB (2.6%) fs: btrfs 
           dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 10.67 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 65.1 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 4200 
           GPU: device: amdgpu temp: 63.0 C device: amdgpu temp: 65.0 C 
Info:      Processes: 257 Uptime: 22m wakeups: 2 Memory: 10.67 GiB used: 2.24 GiB (21.0%) Init: systemd 
           v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1126 lib: 302 
           Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.06 

Do not know if this is a GNOME problem?

Same on live ISO?
Could you try another Garuda DE?



yeah, i forget that. I try the KDE version and now the GNOME version, and both give me the same problem witch my screen.
On the live usb works me very well but when i finish the installation of the OS it just dosen't give video on my laptop screen, and i watched some of this threats and i cant find any fix for that.

Did you install with your TV already connected to your laptop?

If so, reinstall with no secondary display attached.

Fist thing after install, take a system snapshot with timeshift. Once that is done, then set up your secondary display.


no i didn't on the installation in the live usb and my primary screen just works fine there, but, when i finish the installation and boot my fresh garuda it dosen't give any trace on my screen

now i have installed the Dragonized gaming version and i have the same problem in the normal KDE distro, GNOME and the gaming version, i would paste my system information but i forget the cmd haha :sweat_smile:

im gonna try to dowing the Linux-Zen kernel to an official one

BIOS dates are a particular bugaboo of mine. Updated BIOS means the manufactures' hardware (firmware) is usually updated with it.

Yours is dated 2016. Are there any updates for it?

Not according to the page of the PC manufacturer

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Thanks for looking. I now return you to @tbg's good hands. :slight_smile:


Hello its me again, after doing a little of research on the arch forums i did a conclusion.

The default kernel of garuda linux its the problem how i suspect before making this post so i change the 5.13.9 linux-zen to 5.10.56-1-lts to solve this problem, and the only one i can say its, downgrade or update if you encounter this problem.

And thanks to Garuda staff and to the people who watch and answered this post good day sailing and nights.

The LTS kernel was made for situations such as yours. A nice demonstration of that, and it's good you did so. :1st_place_medal:

It also demonstrates why more than one kernel is appreciated and installed by a number of folks. :wink:

Two caveats; if you find one outstanding kernel and want to go with that, know that there are some long term Archers that do that and have only it installed. I've ever been that brave. :sob:

The second: it demonstrates that personal research actually works, heh? :wink:

Yeah, it just works if you have the enough initiative (and also desire to do it)

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