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Three Monitors - display settings lost on reboot
« on: August 06, 2019, 12:41:55 AM »
 

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Just installed Linux Lite as a dual boot on it's own SSD.  I have three monitors.  The two additional monitors are displayed through USB to VGA adapters (EVGA UV+16).  I can get them configured and working properly, but every time I reboot I lose the settings and start with only one monitor.

I am a Linux NEWB.  Need help - THANKS!
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Re: Three Monitors - display settings lost on reboot
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 03:00:20 PM »
 

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I did find this today while on an endless search for what seems to be a common issue

https://github.com/fberrez/display-daemon

Any thoughts?
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 05:04:43 AM »
 

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You haven't told us what video card you are using. We can start there.
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 11:27:37 AM »
 

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Intel HD Graphics card.

(the one that came with the system)
 

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 11:39:51 PM »
 

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'Intel' is a bit vague given there are dozens of different models. What is the output in a Terminal of:

Code: [Select]
inxi -G
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2019, 01:12:36 AM »
 

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Sorry - this help?

1) This is how it is when I boot up:
Code: [Select]
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1440x900@60.02hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Desktop
           version: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.2

And this is how it is when I have the three screens working properly:
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Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1440x900@60.02hz, 1440x900@59.89hz, 1440x900@59.89hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Desktop
           version: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.2
 

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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2019, 02:15:23 AM »
 

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You could try the link you posted earlier, but you're going to have to adjust the code in places where your info is specific. Good luck.
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2019, 02:24:36 AM »
 

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I don't have a clue how you do that...

This is literally the first time I have used Linux and I am totally lost.  I just ran across that when I was doing one of my many searches.  I don't even really know how to download the files from that link...  :-[

Can't seem to find a "tutorial" that is dumbed down enough for me to follow it. 
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2019, 02:28:04 AM »
 

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Sometimes you have to jump through a few hoops with linux when you have Intel graphics. Eg. If you had 3 identical monitors and an nVidia card that supported 3 or more monitors, there would be zero issues.
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2019, 10:45:07 AM »
 

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Yes, I get that.  Just trying to find the right hoops to jump through.  Especially since a $245+ video card is not in the future.

Seems like there has to be a way since I can actually get them to work temporarily. 
 

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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2019, 06:39:35 PM »
 

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Would I maybe be able to use ARandR to fix this?  If it works on Lite, I may have found a way.
 

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Would I maybe be able to use ARandR to fix this?  If it works on Lite, I may have found a way.

Wouldn't hurt.
 

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2019, 12:18:11 PM »
 

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If you had 3 identical monitors and an nVidia card that supported 3 or more monitors, there would be zero issues.

I found a refurbished GeForce GT 730 video card (that is affordable).  Would this be a good way to go to solve my problems?  I have 3 VGA monitors and I can use my original VGA connection, one from the new card, and an EVGA VGA to DVI adapter for the third. 

 

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2019, 09:52:21 PM »
 

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Are the VGA monitors identical? See here for multi-monitor support - https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-730/specifications
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2019, 10:53:42 PM »
 

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There are 2 ACER and one ASUS, all three 1440x900, LCD, 19".

And I actually found a good deal on a new GeForce GT710 2gb card - I can run all three off of it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073GF2CL6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

But I am still looking.  My computer is somewhat old, and I do not game - just for business and personal use.  Running Windows 7.
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