Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a laptop running Xubunu 12.10 with an HDMI display attached. When I log off or reboot, and then log back in, I need to reapply my display arrangements in ARandR when I log back in (oddly, the resolutions are maintained, but not the placement). My display arrangements also break when an HDMI switch is used. What can I do to fix this?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

I had the same problem: XUbuntu 12.10, two monitors, and I had to reset my screen layout with ARandR each time I logged in. By default it wanted to "mirror" the displays.

I configured the monitors the way I wanted them in ARandR and saved a single layout in ARandR, dual_monitor.sh. ("Layout | Save As" from the ARandR menu.) The file went to /home/user/.screenlayout/dual_monitor.sh. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that was all I had to do. With no further adjustments I logged out, logged back in, and the two monitor configuration was in place.

I have no answer to the HDMI switch portion of the question.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.