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Old 05-25-2017, 04:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy Problems with Nvidia Settings not saving - Need Help


I'm new here so apologies if this is in the wrong forum section.

What is my problem:
Every time I restart or turn off my desktop PC my saved monitor settings reset meaning I have to set it all up again each time I restart

What Hardware and Software do I have:
My system is a Core i5 6600k running at stock speeds aided by 16GB of RAM and a Nvidia GTX1060 graphics card, the boot drive is a M.2 AHCI Ssd from Samsung (SM951*128GB) the other drives are a Western Digital 4TB Red Drive and a 500GB Samsung 750 EVO Ssd, I am running it all to three identical LG 22MP68VQ Monitors through Display Port to Hdmi adapters (Which worked fine when running windows 10) software wise I am running a freshly installed version of Deepin OS 15.4 and no other operating system. I am using the proprietary Nvidia drivers version 375 I believe.

What have I tried:
. Opening the nvidia settings program normally and saving the settings (Settings don't save as it's not run with root permission)
. Opening the nvidia settings program via the terminal using the command "sudo nvidia-settings" and saving the settings (The settings do save to the xorg.conf file and I have checked this after rebooting)
. Copying the xorg.conf file information into a separate file on the desktop and then moving that file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d and also to /etc/X11/

What I think is happening:
My thoughts are that for whatever reason either the nvidia settings are just loading up to original defaults on startup or that it's unable to read the xorg.conf file or that it's skipping the previously saved settings (Which don't get reset at least in the xorg.conf file on reboot, the settings do save to the file, they just don't seem to be read by the system or something)


Any help would be appreciated, many thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
 
Old 05-25-2017, 09:13 AM   #2
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What desktop GUI are you using? Gnome, KDE, etc. I would try using using gnome-control-center and set up the displays under the display applet.
 
Old 05-25-2017, 09:29 AM   #3
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I am using Deepin OS 15.4 in its stock configuration, I believe it runs its of GUI called DDE (Deepin Desktop Environment), is it possible to temporarily use a different GUI just to change the display settings, for example could I temporarily install or run gnome and use the control centre you mention to change the display settings and then switch back to Deepin OS's DDE GUI? If so how would I go about doing it?
 
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Not sure whether this will help but what I tend to do is save the things which can be saved without root, then re-run as root and set the rest.
My theory is that the non-root stuff is in my home and the root stuff in xorg.conf.
If the above doesn't work then it's worth trying it the other way around. (I tend to copy my xorg.conf across).
 
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Thanks for the advice, I've already tried it however, I suspect my issue may be more related to the fact I'm using Deepin OS and that the nvidia settings are being bypassed by the ones set in the control centre of the Deepin Desktop Environment, the problem is I can't seem to find any option for multi monitor setup in Deepin OS and I feel If I found it then I would probably solve my issue
 
Old 05-25-2017, 05:39 PM   #6
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First type:
glxinfo | grep 'NVIDIA'

And paste the results here.

You should get something like:

Code:
bash-4.4$ glxinfo | grep 'NVIDIA'
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 381.22
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.50 NVIDIA
OpenGL version string: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 381.22
OpenGL shading language version string: 4.50 NVIDIA
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.2 NVIDIA 381.22
 
Old 05-25-2017, 11:33 PM   #7
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Gnome control center should run on practically any desktop. You just have to pull in thge support packages. The package manager should automatically do that when you install control center.
 
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What command do I need to type in on the terminal to get the packages for gnome control centre and install them?
 
Old 05-26-2017, 04:09 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by RadicalDreamer View Post
First type:
glxinfo | grep 'NVIDIA'

And paste the results here.

You should get something like:

Code:
bash-4.4$ glxinfo | grep 'NVIDIA'
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 381.22
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.50 NVIDIA
OpenGL version string: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 381.22
OpenGL shading language version string: 4.50 NVIDIA
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.2 NVIDIA 381.22




Here are my results as requested:


server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.26
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.50 NVIDIA
OpenGL version string: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.26
OpenGL shading language version string: 4.50 NVIDIA
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.2 NVIDIA 375.26
 
Old 05-26-2017, 10:26 AM   #10
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Thanks I just wanted to make sure that it was using the nvidia driver and not nouveau.

I don't know Deepin. It doesn't seem to come with anything but Deepin's DE. I suggest something light weight like WindowMaker to test with. I use it sometimes with dual monitors alongside KDE and XFCE. Hopefully its in Deepin's repository.
http://windowmaker.org/

You probably need to find Deepin users and get help from them.

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