Install (Upgrade) GhostBSD 18.10: Only mirrorscreening on external monitor

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Install (Upgrade) GhostBSD 18.10: Only mirrorscreening on external monitor

Post by MikiCo » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:18 pm

Hi all,
I´m trying to do a fresh install of GhostBSD 18.10 on my Samsung NP300E5A, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD and GT520MX. It´s some kind of an upgrade: the notebook now runs GhostBSD 10.3 / 11.1 for the last 18 months as my second workstation both on desktop and on the road, so yes the hardware is at least compatible with FreeBSD 11.1. I decide not to upgrade my existing environment but to install a spare disk making a clean start. Installation went smooth but when the notebook booted up into it´s new system it displays the content of the notebook screen also on the external monitor. When I went to display settings the system believes it only has one screen which is of type unknown.
Browsing through the forum I found this entry:
https://forums.ghostbsd.org/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=1082
Tried the described solutions but it didn´t work out for me.
This ist the output of inxi under GhostBSD 18.10:

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[mi@gloin /usr/home/mi/Schreibtisch]$ inxi -Fxz output
System:    Host: gloin.mi.loc Kernel: 12.0-CURRENT amd64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: MATE 1.20.3  OS: FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT
Machine:   No /sys/class/dmi machine data: try newer kernel, or install dmidecode
CPU:       Cores: 4 model: Intel Core i5-2450M (-SMP-) cache: N/A
           flags: (lm sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) speed/max: 2494/2501 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 0:0:2:0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF119M [GeForce GT 520MX] bus-ID: 0:1:0:0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: N/A
           Resolution: 1366x768@0.00hz
           GLX Renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0, 256 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.1 Mesa 18.1.9 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: hdac bus-ID: 0:0:27:0
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 100 driver: iwn bus-ID: 0:2:0:0
           IF: iwn0 state: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: re bus-ID: 0:3:0:0
           IF: re0 state: active speed: 1000baseT duplex: full-duplex
           mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 114.5GB (0.5% used)
           ID-1: ada0 model: KINGSTON SA400S37120G SBFKB1E1 size: 114.5GB
           ID-1: / size: 108G used: 3.8G (4%) fs: zfs dev: /dev/gloinSystem201811/ROOT/initial
           ID-2: /tmp size: 104G used: 104K (0%) fs: zfs raid: gloinSystem201811/tmp
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 0.54GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/label/swap0
RAID:      Device-1: gloinSystem201811 - 0% components: online: ada0p2
           Info: raid: zfs-no-raid size: 111G available: 107G allocated: 3.87G
Sensors:   This feature is not yet supported for BSD systems.
Info:      Processes: 33 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 1577.4/16257.5MB
           Init: init (bsd) Gcc sys: N/A
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.230) inxi: 2.2.31 
The inxi output of GhostBSD 11.1 on the same notebook:

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[mi@gloin /usr/home/mi/Schreibtisch]$ inxi -Fxz output
System:    Host: gloin.mi.loc Kernel: 11.1-RELEASE-p15 amd64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.20.3 (Gtk 3.22.29)
           OS: FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p15
Machine:   Using dmidecode: you must be root to run dmidecode
CPU:       Cores: 4 model: Intel Core i5-2450M (-SMP-) cache: N/A
           flags: (lm sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) speed/max: 2494/2501 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 0:0:2:0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF119M [GeForce GT 520MX] bus-ID: 0:1:0:0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.07hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.1.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: hdac bus-ID: 0:0:27:0
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 100 driver: iwn bus-ID: 0:2:0:0
           IF: iwn0 state: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: re bus-ID: 0:3:0:0
           IF: re0 state: active speed: 1000baseT duplex: full-duplex mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 114.5GB (14.9% used) ID-1: ada0 model: KINGSTON SV300S37A120G 603ABBF0 size: 114.5GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 25G used: 1.9G (8%) fs: zfs dev: /dev/gloinSystem20171110/ROOT/initial
           ID-2: /usr size: 49G used: 26G (53%) fs: zfs raid: gloinSystem20171110/usr
           ID-3: /var size: 37G used: 14G (38%) fs: zfs raid: gloinSystem20171110/var
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 17.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/label/swap0
RAID:      Device-1: extern20180426 - - components: online: 8461173631944800921UNAVAIL
           Info: raid: zfs-no-raid size: - available: - allocated: -
           Device-2: externePlatte - - components: online: 1698652029153092584UNAVAIL
           Info: raid: zfs-no-raid size: - available: - allocated: -
           Device-3: gloinSystem20171110 - 72% components: online: ada0p2
           Info: raid: zfs-no-raid size: 95.5G available: 25.9G allocated: 69.6G
           Device-4: vbDaten - - components: online: 13890503210682839137UNAVAIL
           Info: raid: zfs-no-raid size: - available: - allocated: -
Sensors:   This feature is not yet supported for BSD systems.
Info:      Processes: 99 Uptime: 8 mins Memory: 1586.1/16262.1MB Init: init (bsd) Gcc sys: N/A
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.230) inxi: 2.2.31
Any ideas what I´m doing wrong? Or should I try to just clone my existing GhostBSD 11.1 installation and apply an update to the copy?

Best regards,

Mike

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Re: Install (Upgrade) GhostBSD 18.10: Only mirrorscreening on external monitor

Post by ericbsd » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:37 am

Did you look at your /etc/X11/xorg.conf if it exists and to see what is the driver is in it?

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Re: Install (Upgrade) GhostBSD 18.10: Only mirrorscreening on external monitor

Post by MikiCo » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:25 pm

Hi,
thanks for the hint. No there is no /etc/X11/xorg.conf. And the resulting plan a failed: copying over xorg.conf from my running GhostBSD 11.1 system - it also has none. Meanwhile I stumbled into a show stopping bug: when the notebook comes from sleep it doesn´t start ipv4 on the wired port. ifconfig says link is up but no ip is obtained to the interface. I´ll report this bug later and will come back to this problem when it´s fixed. During this time I´ll do happily do my work with GhostBSD 11.1.

Best regards,

Mike

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