← Back to team overview

desktop-packages team mailing list archive

[Bug 1292398] Re: Second screen position isn't saved from one session to another


I would be very disappointed if this bug was not resolved because my
personal work on agent based modelling and development in Java and
SciLab/Matlab means I need to use 3 possibly 4 monitors with the centre
monitor as my primary monitor.

I didn't comment earlier because after web searches I noticed that this
was a problem with any thing based on Ubuntu 14.04 and partly why I
wished Freya was based on a new version of ubuntu. Anyway for me the
solution posted by Nicolas Bernaerts worked perfectly and consistently.
There was the one moment if broken after running a dist-upgrade but I
resolved by just rerunning the fix. If it is any help to the developers
or other users you can find the fix at


I would help develop an integration of the fix into elementary OS but,
my coding skills only go as far as Java a bit of C# and Matlab.

You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop
Packages, which is subscribed to gnome-settings-daemon in Ubuntu.

  Second screen position isn't saved from one session to another

Status in elementary OS:
  In Progress
Status in Gnome Settings Daemon:
Status in GNOME Shell:
Status in Ubuntu GNOME:
Status in gnome-settings-daemon package in Ubuntu:
Status in gnome-shell package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  (Noticed on Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 GNOME)
  At work I have a second screen, which I prefer to virtually put on the left side of my laptop screen.
  Using gnome-control-center I can change the position of the second without problem.
  But when I disconnect the second screen (to work on another place) and then connect it again
  OR if I just power off the laptop and turn it on again,
  the second screen position is set back to the default right position.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu53
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-17.37-generic 3.13.6
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-17-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: GNOME
  Date: Fri Mar 14 08:50:00 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-01 (12 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140226)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  usr_lib_gnome-control-center: deja-dup 29.5-0ubuntu2

To manage notifications about this bug go to: