monitor arrangement

Ed Greshko ed.greshko at
Fri Nov 28 02:50:42 UTC 2014

On 11/28/14 10:43, Roger wrote:
> On 28/11/14 09:20, Dave Stevens wrote:
>> Quoting Steven Stern <subscribed-lists at>:
>>> I just plugged in a 2nd monitor and it's working very nicely. I have it
>>> set so monitor #1 (primary) is on the right and monitor #2 (secondary)
>>> is on the left. I set this from ALL SETTINGS -> DISPLAYS.
>>> On reboot, the system comes up with #1 on the left and #2 on the right,
>>> not physically, but virtually. I have to move the mouse to the right on
>>> the primary monitor to get it on the secondary monitor to the left.
>>> How can I force the settings to be saved across sessions and boots?
>> I dunno. why not swap cables on the back of the computer and use the current settings?
>> Dave
> The only way I could resolve that was to swap cables, but it presents another issue, the main monitor is on the left and is the default regardless of settings.
> For me this is a problem because left is a small screen the the main work screen is a very large display. I learned to live with it, grudgingly.
> It applies to all types and styles of Linux.

FWIW, I use KDE with 2 monitors and the changes made to the position of the monitors sticks between logins.

What is the output of xrandr?

You should be able to issue a xrandr command to get the orientation you desire.

If you can't laugh at yourself, others will gladly oblige.

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