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Ubuntu keeps swapping the order of my dual monitors

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Hybrid_theory, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Hybrid_theory

    Hybrid_theory New Member

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    By default, Ubuntu places my right monitor on the left, and my left monitor on the right, which i have to manually switch back. This stays for the most part, through reboots. but occasionally when logging in, and when i boot up vmware, it switches it back. anyway to keep this to the same setting, or should i just move my monitors around?
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    it randomly switches your monitors around? which graphics card you using and which driver version?
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    According to lspci | grep VGA, im using an nvidia nv37gl Quadro PCIE series. The driver is whatever standard one linux put on
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    i had similiar issues with ubuntu and multi monitor, my solution was to install the binary driver and disable randr. However that was with an ATi card...or correctly and AMD card.
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    Physically swap the monitor each time :p
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    Are you sure that there is a driver? Ubuntu doesn't just magic one out of nowhere and install it for you.
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    Yes there's a driver, otherwise the video wouldnt work at all. THe OS needs to know how to talk with the video card. It's just not an nvidia driver.
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    well install the nvidia driver then. the restricted one should work.

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