I have been running the alpha release on a couple of machines for several days now. So far, so good. Today I decided to see if I could configure dual monitors as separate X screens on one of my test machines. I had done this on 15.04 - so easy it was almost scary (I have had major problems with this in the past). I installed the nvidia driver using the “Additional Drivers” feature. The driver version I installed was nvidia 304.131 and the version of nvidia-settings is 352.21. These are EXACTLY the same as on Ubuntu Mate 15.04 on this machine.
When I invoked nvidia-settings it appeared that part of the program was “missing.” On my 15.04 OS I have a column on the left side of the program showing the following choices:
X Server Information
X Server Display Configuration (this is what I need to get to)
X Screen 0
X Screen 1
GPU 0 (GeForce 6200)
CRT-0- (XHD 15")
CRT-1- (Acer v193)
On the 16.04 OS I see only:
As this is testing and I have nothing to loose I copied the xorg.conf file from the 15.04 OS to /etc/X11 on the 16.04 OS. I rebooted and nothing changed. I still have two monitors with the same image, not separate X Screens so it appears that xorg.conf is not read by 160.04. IS THAT TRUE?
I am at a loss. Can anyone clue me in?
p.s. I may hold my nose and install Ubuntu Unity 16.04 alpha and see what I can see.
p.p.s. I guess I should be referring to DAILY BUILD rather than alpha as I have learned that the official alpha is not due until 12/31. And I am not finding a daily build with Unity.