Bug 371207 - Every login mangles by dual monitor config! Primary monitor unusable on login (black screen unable to right click on it until I disable/renable)
Summary: Every login mangles by dual monitor config! Primary monitor unusable on login...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 370411
Alias: None
Product: KScreen
Classification: Plasma
Component: common (show other bugs)
Version: 5.7.5
Platform: Kubuntu Linux
: NOR major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Sebastian Kügler
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Reported: 2016-10-19 08:59 UTC by Morgan Cox
Modified: 2016-10-19 19:03 UTC (History)
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Description Morgan Cox 2016-10-19 08:59:53 UTC
I have a laptop (primary screen) and a HDMI monitor, i'm using Nvidia (370) drivers - my laptop screen (primary) is on the right side and HDMI monitor on the left..

When I initially set it like that is was fine, however on reboot my primary display is just a black screen (no wallpaper and no ability to right click on it) - to 'fix' it I have to disable the monitor from system-settings, then re-enable it to get the display back - when I do I see my wallpaper again.

The monitor settings  works fine until I restart and it happens again.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup monitors
2. Reboot

Actual Results:  
Unable black desktop, no wall paper, no way of interacting with it (right click to open menu does nothing)

Expected Results:  
I expected my desktop to be as it was before rebooting/logging out.

I am running Nvidia-370 driver, it works perfectly in KDE neon/plasma 5.8
Comment 1 Sebastian Kügler 2016-10-19 12:08:25 UTC
This bug has been fixed in Plasma 5.8, please upgrade. :)
Comment 2 Morgan Cox 2016-10-19 14:15:59 UTC
Sounds like this bug


*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 370411 ***
Comment 3 Morgan Cox 2016-10-19 15:44:22 UTC
Leaving open as unsure if its going to be fixed in kubuntu 16.10/plasma 5.7.5
Comment 4 Morgan Cox 2016-10-19 15:49:04 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 370411 ***
Comment 5 Sebastian Kügler 2016-10-19 15:50:32 UTC
It won't unless that kubuntu upgrades to Plasma 5.8.
Comment 6 Morgan Cox 2016-10-19 15:59:04 UTC
Thanks Sebastian Kügler

Looks like its time to drop Kubuntu and change to neon.
Comment 7 BradChesney79 2016-10-19 19:03:17 UTC
May be related to:


Multi-monitor is better than nothing-- good work devs because in the face of something extremely difficult from my perspective (as a software developer myself), it works okay. But, sometimes it doesn't and there is room for improvement. Thank you to anyone that picks up the banner and runs with it.