View Full Version : Configure nvidia to have 3 screens instead of a big 'screen 0'

May 31st, 2018, 03:56 PM
Don't know how to express this better. I have 3 monitors. 1 is laptop and 2 additional external monitors connecting to docking station. Laptop is precision 5520 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

When launching nvidia-settings I notice it only creates a single 'X screen 0 (No scanout)', which holds 3 monitors, in 'X Server Display Configuration' section. In addition it features with virtual size 5760x1200.

Is it possible to create 3 screens for each monitor? What's the differences to have a single screen and multiple screen section?