Fedora 39 does not find a second monitor to the laptop via HDMI

I installed Fedora 39 to my laptop (Lenovo P71) and it does not recognize an additional monitor plugged via HDMI.

What do I have:

# inxi -Fzxx
  Kernel: 6.6.12-200.fc39.x86_64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 2.40-13.fc39 Desktop: GNOME v: 45.3 tk: GTK v: 3.24.40 wm: gnome-shell
    dm: GDM Distro: Fedora release 39 (Thirty Nine)
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20HKCTO1WW v: ThinkPad P71
    serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 20HKCTO1WW v: SDK0J40697 WIN serial: <filter>
    UEFI: LENOVO v: N1TET68W (1.42 ) date: 11/14/2023
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 82.8 Wh (98.1%) condition: 84.4/96.0 Wh (87.9%)
    volts: 16.6 min: 15.0 model: SMP 01AV451 serial: <filter>
    status: not charging
  Info: quad core model: Intel Core i7-7700HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Kaby Lake rev: 9 cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 1024 KiB L3: 6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 863 high: 907 min/max: 800/3800 cores: 1: 800 2: 800
    3: 900 4: 907 5: 900 6: 900 7: 900 8: 800 bogomips: 44798
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 630 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel
    arch: Gen-9.5 ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,DP-2,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:591b
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM107GLM [Quadro M620 Mobile] vendor: Lenovo
    driver: nvidia v: 545.29.06 arch: Maxwell pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    ports: active: none empty: DP-3,DP-4,DP-5 bus-ID: 01:00.0
    chip-ID: 10de:13b4
  Device-3: Chicony Integrated Camera driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-8:3 chip-ID: 04f2:b5ab
  Display: server: X.Org v: 1.20.14 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.4
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia dri: iris
    gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 mapped: eDP-1-1 model: AU Optronics 0x109d res: 1920x1080
    dpi: 128 diag: 437mm (17.2")
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 vendor: nvidia v: 545.29.06 glx-v: 1.4
    direct-render: yes renderer: Quadro M620/PCIe/SSE2
  API: EGL Message: EGL data requires eglinfo. Check --recommends.
  Device-1: Intel CM238 HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a171
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM107 High Definition Audio [GeForce 940MX]
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0fbc
  Device-3: Razer USA USB Sound Card
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
    lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-6.1:5 chip-ID: 1532:0529
  Device-4: JMTek LLC. Headset stand
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s
    lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-6.4:8 chip-ID: 0c76:2039
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.12-200.fc39.x86_64 status: kernel-api
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.1 status: n/a (root, process) with:
    1: pipewire-pulse status: active 2: wireplumber status: active
    3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: kernel
    port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15d6
  IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24fd
  IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-14:6 chip-ID: 8087:0a2b
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 4.2
    lmp-v: 8
  Local Storage: total: 1.61 TiB used: 12.32 GiB (0.7%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: PM951 NVMe 512GB
    size: 476.94 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> temp: 33.9 C
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: Samsung model: MZVPW256HEGL-000L7
    size: 238.47 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> temp: 32.9 C
  ID-3: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM035-1RK172 size: 931.51 GiB
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> temp: 32 C
  ID-1: / size: 466.4 GiB used: 12.01 GiB (2.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4
  ID-2: /boot size: 1006.7 MiB used: 306.2 MiB (30.4%) fs: ext2
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
  ID-3: /boot/efi size: 1022 MiB used: 17.4 MiB (1.7%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C pch: 47.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia
    temp: 45 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): fan-1: 0 fan-2: 0
  Processes: 317 Uptime: 7m Memory: total: 32 GiB available: 31.08 GiB
  used: 3.05 GiB (9.8%) igpu: 64 MiB Init: systemd v: 254
  target: graphical (5) default: graphical Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 Packages:
  pm: rpm pkgs: N/A note: see --rpm pm: flatpak pkgs: 8 Shell: Bash v: 5.2.26
  running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.31

# switcherooctl list
Device: 0
  Name:        Intel® HD Graphics 630
  Default:     yes
  Environment: DRI_PRIME=pci-0000_00_02_0

Device: 1
  Name:        NVIDIA Corporation GM107GLM [Quadro M620 Mobile]
  Default:     no

# dnf list installed \*nvidia\*
Installed Packages
akmod-nvidia.x86_64                                                                                               3:545.29.06-2.fc39                                                                          @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver
kmod-nvidia-6.6.12-200.fc39.x86_64.x86_64                                                                         3:545.29.06-2.fc39                                                                          @@commandline                   
nvidia-gpu-firmware.noarch                                                                                        20240115-2.fc39                                                                             @updates                        
nvidia-modprobe.x86_64                                                                                            3:545.29.06-1.fc39                                                                          @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver
nvidia-persistenced.x86_64                                                                                        3:545.29.06-1.fc39                                                                          @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver
nvidia-settings.x86_64                                                                                            3:545.29.06-1.fc39                                                                          @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64                                                                                        3:545.29.06-2.fc39                                                                          @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda.x86_64                                                                                   3:545.29.06-2.fc39                                                                          @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda-libs.x86_64                                                                              3:545.29.06-2.fc39                                                                          @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-kmodsrc.x86_64                                                                                3:545.29.06-2.fc39                                                                          @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64                                                                                   3:545.29.06-2.fc39                                                                          @rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver
# glxinfo | egrep "OpenGL vendor|OpenGL renderer"
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: Quadro M620/PCIe/SSE2

I installed envycontrol to change Intel to Nvidia

# envycontrol --query

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Did you use the Live Fedora Workstation installer? Did the HDMI monitor work with the installer?

Other linux distros have encountered similar issues with Lenovo laptops that were fixed with a “BIOS” update (e.g.: Thinkpad T14 Gen 3 has no available HDMI ports under Linux). Have you checked for firmware updates (Lenovo should support fwupdmgr)?