[PLUG] Wrong Screen Resolution after this morning's update

Richard C. Steffens rsteff at comcast.net
Fri Nov 30 15:49:04 PST 2012

I ran an update on Ubuntu 10.04 this morning. After if was finished it 
required a reboot. After the reboot one of my two screens came up with 
the wrong resolution -- sort of.

I'm running the NVIDIA driver, version 195.36.24. My video card supports 
two monitors, one DVI, and one VGA. I recently got a second 1680 x 1050 
monitor, and have them set up as "TwinView", which means that I can drag 
the cursor from left to right and go from the left edge of the left 
screen to the right edge of the right screen.

After the reboot this morning, I see an image on the left screen that 
goes about halfway across, at which point the left edge of what's no the 
right hand monitor is displayed. The correct image is displayed on the 
right hand monitor. In other words, what is in the upper left corner of 
the right hand monitor is also displayed in the upper left hand corner 
of the far right quarter of the left hand monitor.

The NVIDIA X Server Settings too shows both monitors detected at the 
correct resolution.

Any idea where to start looking for how to fix this so that each screen 
has its own image displayed?



Dick Steffens

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