monitor arrangement

Florian Weimer fw at
Sun Nov 30 09:16:23 UTC 2014

* Steven Stern:

> 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?

My experience with GNOME is that it is generally saved across
sessions.  I have a file ~/.config/monitors.xml which lists the two
different setups I use regularly (two separate workplaces with
different external monitors), and GNOME Shell (or something else)
automatically applies the proper settings.  I suspect it needs correct
EDID data for this to work, though.

>From time to time, the mechanism fails, and the external display is
not powered up.  I haven't yet figured out why this happens.

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