2

I know this has been asked a thousand times, but none of the solutions here have worked for me.

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04. I have an nvidia GeForce GT 630 card, using 2 identical monitors - one on the VGA port, one on the DVI.

Every time I reboot I have to switch the side that the monitor is set up on. I've tried:

  • running sudo /usr/bin/nvidia-settings as root and savings the settings to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  • copying the produced xorg.conf file to /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/xorg.conf

Anyone got any other suggestions?

3

Setup your displays using nvidia-settings, then start xfce4-display-settings and verify your settings. After closing that dialog and logging out and in, the config should be permanent.

5
  • 1
    Yup, that did the trick. I seem to have lost transparency somewhere along the way, but I can live with that. Thanks!
    – hippyjim
    Dec 12 '13 at 7:44
  • Did work in Linux Mint Cinnamon, too. There it is called Display in the start menu.
    – keiki
    Dec 19 '14 at 6:49
  • It doesn't work on ubuntu 16.04. The settings don't persist.
    – zhekaus
    May 16 '17 at 8:53
  • On stock Ubuntu 20.04 this same idea did the trick: turn on the second monitor in nvidia-settings and then right click on desktop and open Display Settings from that context menu. Fiddle a bit with the settings, hit apply, reboot, and two monitors were finally enabled.
    – ahcox
    Oct 17 '20 at 22:37
  • Also worked on ElementaryOS 5.1.7 by going to the Displays settings. Thank you!
    – TivV
    Mar 10 at 2:24

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

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