• X works only when external monitor is connected


    Hi all!
    I am using a Dell XPS 15 with 4K display. I am having some problem in X auto-configuring my laptop’s display.
    If I connect an external monitor, X works fine. But if I disconnect it, from the logs, I see that X server gets successfully shut down. If I use LTS kernel, I am able to use my laptop display without any issues. But without connecting an external monitor I am unable to use my laptop’s built-in display using the latest kernel. I have included /var/log/Xorg.1.log file. My log file is available on pastebin. Looking at lines with (EE), I see that there is some problem in setting the correct modeline for my laptop’s display. I don’t have any custom configuration files in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d. Please let me know if any further information is needed.

    Thanks in advance.
    Amit

  • Okay, maybe close this thread to keep it all in one place and use this instead.

    KDE/XFCE/i3-WM

    Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing its stupid.

  • –closing–
    as @Bryanpwo suggested 😉

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
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    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
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