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    Monitor settings in login manager

    Hi,

    The problem: Ubuntu detects the wrong primary screen.

    The primary screen is a 32'' Samsung and the secondary monitor is 27'' Acer. In GRUB, everything is displayed correctly. Then Ubuntu detects Acer as the primary screen. While logged in, I have changed and saved display settings for the desktop, which Ubuntu remebers. However, login screen remains unchanged. I read a couple of posts, usually in AskBuntu, and all sources lead to the same routine:

    Code:
    sudo cp ~/.config/monitors.xml ~gdm/.config/monitors.xml
    sudo chown gdm:gdm ~gdm/.config/monitors.xml
    Additionally, a few sources suggest to turn off Wayland. As such, I am supposed to uncomment the line: `WaylandEnable=false`

    I have done all of the above and the login settings remain the same. I cannot figure out what else to do in order for Ubuntu to correctly display screens during logging in. Please, can anybody help?

    PS. I visited a number of websites but I tried to apply settings based on the those:

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1255...primary-screen

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1195...e-login-screen
    Last edited by franekw; February 22nd, 2021 at 01:18 PM.

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    Re: Monitor settings in login manager

    First I would like start with the hardware arrangement to know the order of your video card output ports and what kind of output ports they are. For my video card, I have Display Port then next is HDMI and the last one is the DVI. I don't have the standard VGA port. Then I would like to know which and where of the video card slot the monitor is plug-in. What port of video card output is where your 32'' Samsung monitor plug-in. and the second one is your 27'' Acer monitor where did you plug it in, what port did you plug it in as I always consider the output port of your video card. I first start with hardware because maybe we have both experience the same way of difficulty. If we haven't solve the situation then the next step will be the software and it is more complicated in most cases. I hope you get my point and my way of deliberations. The way I deliver my simplifications.
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    Re: Monitor settings in login manager

    It's Nvidia GeForce 2080Ti OC with 4 outputs: 2 x HDMI, 1 Display Port and 1 USB-C. I installed Ubuntu 20.04 where the problem has started while did not have any issues on 18.04. Monitors are connected to both HDMI ports. This is what `xrandr` gives me:

    Code:
    Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 9984 x 3456, maximum 32767 x 32767
    HDMI-0 connected 3840x2160+6144+841 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 598mm x 336mm
       1920x1080     60.00*+  59.94    50.00  
       1680x1050     59.95  
       1440x900      59.89  
       1280x1024     60.02  
       1280x800      59.81  
       1280x720      60.00    59.94    50.00  
       1152x864      75.00  
       1024x768      70.07    60.00  
       800x600       60.32    56.25  
       720x576       50.00  
       720x480       59.94  
       640x480       59.94    59.93  
    DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DP-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DP-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    HDMI-1 connected primary 6144x3456+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 697mm x 392mm
       3840x2160     60.00*+  59.94    50.00    30.00    29.97    25.00    23.98    23.98  
       2560x1440     59.95  
       1920x1080     60.00    59.94    50.00    29.97    23.98  
       1680x1050     59.95  
       1600x900      60.00  
       1440x900      59.89  
       1280x1024     75.02    60.02  
       1280x800      59.81  
       1280x720      60.00    59.94    50.00  
       1152x864      75.00  
       1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00  
       800x600       75.00    72.19    60.32    56.25  
       720x576       50.00  
       720x480       59.94  
       640x480       75.00    72.81    59.94  
    USB-C-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    This link https://egpu.io/forums/gpu-monitor-p...ti-usb-c-port/ shows output configuration. I hope it is all what you have requested. Thanks.

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    Re: Monitor settings in login manager

    Quote Originally Posted by franekw View Post
    It's Nvidia GeForce 2080Ti OC with 4 outputs: 2 x HDMI, 1 Display Port and 1 USB-C. I installed Ubuntu 20.04 where the problem has started while did not have any issues on 18.04. Monitors are connected to both HDMI ports. This is what `xrandr` gives me:

    Code:
    Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 9984 x 3456, maximum 32767 x 32767
    HDMI-0 connected 3840x2160+6144+841 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 598mm x 336mm
       1920x1080     60.00*+  59.94    50.00  
       1680x1050     59.95  
       1440x900      59.89  
       1280x1024     60.02  
       1280x800      59.81  
       1280x720      60.00    59.94    50.00  
       1152x864      75.00  
       1024x768      70.07    60.00  
       800x600       60.32    56.25  
       720x576       50.00  
       720x480       59.94  
       640x480       59.94    59.93  
    DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DP-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DP-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    HDMI-1 connected primary 6144x3456+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 697mm x 392mm
       3840x2160     60.00*+  59.94    50.00    30.00    29.97    25.00    23.98    23.98  
       2560x1440     59.95  
       1920x1080     60.00    59.94    50.00    29.97    23.98  
       1680x1050     59.95  
       1600x900      60.00  
       1440x900      59.89  
       1280x1024     75.02    60.02  
       1280x800      59.81  
       1280x720      60.00    59.94    50.00  
       1152x864      75.00  
       1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00  
       800x600       75.00    72.19    60.32    56.25  
       720x576       50.00  
       720x480       59.94  
       640x480       75.00    72.81    59.94  
    USB-C-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    This link https://egpu.io/forums/gpu-monitor-p...ti-usb-c-port/ shows output configuration. I hope it is all what you have requested. Thanks.


    as the link you have given; I assume this is your video card...

    nvidia-rtx-2080-ti-usb-type-c-output.jpg

    And as what you have said below;

    Quote Originally Posted by franekw View Post
    Monitors are connected to both HDMI ports?
    How come that you are using two hdmi port where you only have one hdmi video output port. as what I saw in the image you send via link, are you using hub/ or any video output splitter? if so, I think it won't work that way.
    can you post an original image of your video card here with all the output port same as the image above;
    I'm asking the image of your video card because I'm so confused.
    Can you post it to this thread?
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    Re: Monitor settings in login manager

    Quote Originally Posted by mIk3_08 View Post
    I'm asking the image of your video card because I'm so confused.
    Can you post it to this thread?
    Sorry about it. That was the wrong link with the wrong picture. I am definitely not using any splitter!

    Here is the proper full name of my video card `Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card`, with the link to it:
    https://rog.asus.com/us/graphics-car...-gaming-model/

    In the gallery, one of the images shows a layout of the back panel of the card, which is exactly the layout of my card. There you can see the video card has multiple output ports, two of which are HDMI which are in use, and which monitors are connected to.

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    Re: Monitor settings in login manager

    Did you try to interchange the two connected male hdmi plug connection of your two monitors?
    Your primary monitor and the your secondary monitor.
    Try to connect your primary monitor which is 32'' Samsung where your 27'' Acer secondary monitor is connected and your 27'' Acer monitor will be connected to hdmi port where your primary is connected.
    Try to interchange the two hdmi connected monitors the primary monitor will be on labeled "A" and the secondary will be on labeled "B" then boot your machine. If it is already its place try vice versa then boot machine.
    see image below;

    h732.jpg
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    Re: Monitor settings in login manager

    Quote Originally Posted by mIk3_08 View Post
    Did you try to interchange the two connected male hdmi plug connection of your two monitors?
    Yes, I did; while this could work, everything else will change: UEFI, login screen in Windows 10, another linux distribution, etc. I was hoping for another solution to this problem. Besides, what I found on the internet worked in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

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    Re: Monitor settings in login manager

    How about using your dp port. Can you use dp port as a primary for your primary monitor? dp port is best for multi monitors. (Eyefinity) just leave the secondary monitor on hdmi only the primary. Have you tested it on the first DP port one, see image below;

    h732 for sending.jpg


    Try to use the DP port. In my case I use the DP as my primary.
    But I use Ubuntu 18.04 O.S. I want to use a hub on my dp port but I don't have a budget yet. Maybe next time I will.
    My triple monitor machine works very smoothly with my Ubuntu 18.04 O.S.
    see image of my port connection below;


    DSC_0496.jpg
    Last edited by mIk3_08; February 26th, 2021 at 01:01 PM.
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    Re: Monitor settings in login manager

    Hello, how are you? just want to show you my triple monitor machine using Ubuntu 18.04. And this is my login view,
    see images below;





    And here is my desktop with wide wallpaper:
    see image below;




    And here is my desktop running with web browser:

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