[ubuntu-uk] Dual Monitor set up NVIDIA Twinview

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 13:26:42 GMT 2010

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Graham Smith <myotistwo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Following on from my new monitor thread, I ended up with a Viewsonic
> VG2227WM 22" Monitor. I know this wasn't mentioned in that thread, but for
> various reasons that is what I ended up with.  And, as suggested, I also
> replaced my Matrox card (new graphics card is an ASUS geforce EN210 Silent)
> The Viewsonic is now my primary monitor (working well ) and I am trying to
> use a Belinia monitor as a second screen.
> Ubuntu (10.10) seems to disable this second screen by default, as it stays
> dead on boot up, and  is listed in the NVIDIA settings GUI as "disabled" .
> I have enabled the Belinia, it was already set up as sitting on the left of
> the Viewsonic, checked TWINVIEW, and ticked the box on the Viewsonic tab
> that makes the Viewsonic the  "Primary display for the X-screen) BUT as soon
> as I enable the Belinia, the dock jumps across to the Belinia and dialog
> boxes open by default on the  Belinia.
> There is an option in this NVIDIA set up GUI to save X to configuration
> file, which I assume I need to save to make the monitor set up permanent.
>  But of course at the moment the second screen is acting as if it was the
> primary screen.
> Will this sort wrong primary display problem sort itself out if I save the X
> configuration and reboot, or is there something else I should be doing.

Remember that you must be running as root to save from nvidia-settings.

Personally, I run it from a terminal:

$ sudo -s
# nvidia-settings

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