nvidia with dual monitors keeps changing resolution
I have an nvidia 9500GT and am using the drivers that shipped with 12.10 (304.43). I'm running two 19" monitors, and the left one is on a KVM switch that I can toggle between my ubuntu machine and a Win7 machine.
In nvidia-settings, under X Server Display Configuration, I have Twinview set up, with the left monitor being my primary and am running 1280x1024 on each monitor.
My problem: When I'm switched over to the Win7 machine on the KVM switch, something seems to happen that causes the resolution on the left monitor to drop down to 1280x1024.
I can solve this temporarily by going into nvidia settings, then to X Server XVideo Settings, and telling the machine to sync to the right monitor, but it won't seem to save that setting through a reboot (and sometimes before I even reboot). In fact, no matter what I do in nvidia-settings, most of my settings are lost after a reboot, despite me saving them to a file.
If I set my resolution to 1280x1024, it resets to auto.
If I change which monitor to sync to, it changes it back.
If I pick the other monitor as my primary monitor, it changes that back too.
Is there a way to make nvidia-settings save my settings, or some way to make it honor my desired resolution?
Last edited by Cammy; October 30th, 2012 at 05:29 PM.
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