Framework 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7, running Manjaro. [edit: BIOS GFW30.03.17]
When the HDMI module sits in the front left port, the HDMI external screen remains black after waking from hibernation, or after boot. This happens irregularly (or I didn’t see the secret correlation to … whatever).
Then, mouse can move there, I can move new app windows that appear there (not visibly) with shortcuts to the internal screen.
Display settings allow a max resolution of 1024x768 (it is capable of 1920x1080).
xrandr does not detect any higher resolution either. The gap between screens may be due to the external display’s smaller size while the internal screen remained at its position.
Going to another TTY (
alt-F2) displays the command line only on the internal screen.
startx after a loging in there resulted in the icons that are usual on the external screen now being shown on the internal, but the task bar is not moved with them. Desktop and Plasma have different ideas of what is active???
Unplug – replug does not help. HDMI remains black.
After a mainboard reset the external screen temporarily allowed up to 1280x1024, but there was no other change.
Tested with different cables, two external monitors, one HDMI module and on all ports. Only the left front port (or the combination of this port with this module) show that behavior.
Because it’s only one port, I doubt the OS is the culprit.
Now the laptop is about a year old and has not been used in the first half of that time. I’d claim a warranty case, but unfortunately I have applied the 11Gen rework*, so that is gone. I can sorta live with the status quo, but it feels so … unsatisfying.
*problem appeared before
Any suggestions what to do?