Hi, I have good news regarding Bumblebee and HDMI. My external monitor now works with native resolution!
I'm using Z13 (Nvidia 330m GPU) and Ubuntu 12.04. I was lead to the right track after reading this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/3024/good-nvidia-drivers-for-a-geforce-gt-330m-on-a-vaio-laptop Like described in the link above, I disabled nouveau in Grub, just in case it makes a difference: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="nouveau.modeset=0" The tricky bit is to get the EDID info to the X server. I did a search for "edid" under /sys/, while the monitor was connected to the HDMI output, and found the EDID path. I then put that info to the xorg.conf.nvidia file. Also I installed xserver-xorg-input-void to disable mouse and keyboard from doubling on the external monitor. Here's the xorg.conf.nvidia: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" Option "AutoAddDevices" "false" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device1" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" Option "NoLogo" "true" Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0" Option "CustomEDID" "DFP-0: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/drm/card0/card0-HDMI-A-1/edid" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "void" Option "CoreKeyboard" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "void" Option "CorePointer" EndSection * * * The bumblebee config file was edited like described in https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/wiki/Multi-monitor-setup. Last step was to install synergy so that the external monitor can be controlled with the laptop mouse and keyboard, see instructions here: http://itviking.net/blog/m11xr3-bumblebee-and-the-dual-screen-setup * * * So now I can start a terminal, and type optirun true export DISPLAY=:8 LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/nvidia-current:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH and then start any program from that terminal window. I use awesome to get a lightweight window manager on the external monitor. Using itviking's synergy config file, I'll just drag my mouse over the right edge of the screen to switch focus to the external monitor. Haven't yet figured out whether this messes up with Bumblebee's power management features. At least the parallel X server doesn't get started before it is used. Anyway, I really needed to use the HDMI output, so I'm happy now. =) Sorry for the rambling write-up, but I hope this'll be of use to some of you! Heikki _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~sony-vaio-z-series Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~sony-vaio-z-series More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp