I connect the monitor to my laptop via an hdmi cable.

The screen is completely black, but I can see and move the mouse freely, but only the mouse pointer that appears on the external monitor.

Laptop screen works great.

I tried to change the order of the monitor in the menu, by doing this it "copies" the image from my laptop screen to that of the external monitor, however the external monitor screen is frozen.

I already delete the file


and reboot the laptop, but that's don't work.

How can I solve it?

I use a laptop with nvidia GEFORCE GTX 1650


I tested an Elementary OS iso on a USB drive and the same problem happens.


I tested an Ubuntu iso on a USB driver and the system and external monitor work perfectly. This can be proof that this is a problem with elementary OS. However I need help on how to report (some kind of log) and how I can get around this problem.


I tested an elementary OS 6 BETA iso on a USB driver and the system and external monitor work perfectly. this makes me think it is a problem with the kernel or xorg version.

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how can i solve this in my current version?

  • You are not providing very much information. My Laptop on Elementary OS works flawlessly with every monitor I tried. Could you try to run it from an USB and check if it works?
    – Don Lindy
    Commented May 14, 2021 at 7:52
  • I do not have the necessary cable for this Commented May 15, 2021 at 1:08
  • I edited the question, maybe it helps Commented May 15, 2021 at 1:09
  • You do not need a special cable. Use UNetbootin to put eOS on a USB drive, when you boot it you will have the option of either "Install Elementary OS" (to the computer) or "Try Without Installing". Choose the second one and see what happens.
    – Don Lindy
    Commented May 17, 2021 at 8:11
  • I tested it, but the same problem occurred. Commented May 18, 2021 at 21:54


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