Dual monitors with Wayland on FC32

I’m running Fedora 32 on a Lenovo X1C laptop. Running either Gnome or Sway, but both are using Wayland.

The laptop screen works fine, no problems there.

However, I can’t get the system to recognize a second monitor. I’ve tried both a display-port (USB-C) connector) and an HDMI connector. Two different screens, two different connections. The system simply doesn’t see either one.

swaymsg -t get_outputs → only shows my laptop screen.

My guess is that there is something I need to adjust in the system configuration so that it can detect a second scrren.

A bit of research shows that I have an Intel UHD 620 chipset on this laptop. Fedora is supporting that with the i915 driver. But, not sure how to adjust configuration so it detects a second screen.

Anybody else have this issue, or any ideas on how to resolve it?


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Still need help with this one

+1 here. I’m having a similar issue, I have a 4k display that I’m trying to connect to. I can mirror the display, but any other option doesn’t seem to work. Very odd. Thinkpad t495s here. I try extended display and my monitor seems to think there isn’t any signal.

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Hi, welcome to the Fedora community! What GPU do you have? Activites → About → Graphics

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Hi, I am also figuring out to set up dual monitor on my fedora KDE 34.

Answering your question, I have the following graphics settings

Graphics Platform : Wayland
Graphics Processor : Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500

My output of the command : dnf list system-config*

Installed Packages

system-config-language.noarch       3.5.0-6.fc34          @fedora  
system-config-printer-libs.noarch   1.5.15-2.fc34         @anaconda
system-config-printer-udev.x86_64   1.5.15-2.fc34         @anaconda

Available Packages

system-config-printer.x86_64        1.5.15-2.fc34         fedora   
system-config-printer-applet.x86_64 1.5.15-2.fc34         fedora   
system-config-repo.noarch           0-28.20140518gitae3eff1.fc34
system-config-rootpassword.noarch   1.99.6-24.fc34        fedora   

What steps should I take further to successfully set up dual monitor?

There was nothing to be adjusted in the system/software settings. As extended monitor set up is a hardware phenomenon, pressing cmd + F8 with proper HDMI/VGA connection worked for me.

Meta + P (P stands for Presentation) also opens menu for quick displays setup. After that Display Configuration in System Settings provides more useful settings.