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Here at work we just set up a Ubuntu Terminal Server, All of our workstations have multiple monitors, of different sizes, 2-3 screens and varying nVidia video card models, but they all are nvidia. I at least have been using Twin-View. But I don't want to have to log in every day and set up Twin-View with nvidia-settings first thing. Is there a way to set up Twin-View from a configuration file? or possibly a startup script? I don't have root access to the TS, however if we could find a one size fits all xorg.conf configuration that makes multi-monitor just work on every machine then I might be able to convince the TS admin.

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  • eventually something got added to gdm stuff... but idk what. Dec 3, 2010 at 15:36

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As described in the “Loading Settings Automatically” section of the nvidia-settings(1) man page you can save the nvidia-settings configuration to a user config file and then call nvidia-settings to load it automatically from your .xinitrc, .xsession, or whatever your desktop session startup uses.

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  • ok but how do I get twin view set in ~/.nvidia-settings-rc in the first place? Nov 11, 2010 at 3:08
  • Configure TwinView in the nvidia-settings gui as normal, then choose the last item in the left column, nvidia-settings Configuration, and on that tab click the Save Current Configuration button to create ~/.nvidia-settings-rc
    – alanc
    Nov 11, 2010 at 21:08
  • tried that. doesn't work... pretty sure it either doesn't load the configuration settings right, or doesn't save them right. grep -i twin ~/.nvidia-settings-rc show's nothing Nov 17, 2010 at 11:41

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