Nvidia settings do not load after reboot

Hi All,
I have one question. I’m using nvidia-settings and when I’m changing the resolution to another it works, but after save in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf it not load on system reboot. Should I save the settings in /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf ?

Thanks in advance.

Btw, is there a chat on discord/matrix/irc where can I join to ask some other distro questions?


Manjaro uses MHWD hence whatever you change in nvidia-settings related to the xorg it should be saved in

Once you reach a member status you will be able to join the Telegram group. Not aware of any other official platform that is active. Maybe you can ask some questions on irc too, but not sure how many people are active there, AFAIK none of the Manjaro team members …

Hi, Thanks for the answer.

I did save the new config to the /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf but after restart again the resolution has been switched do auto.

❯ grep Option /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option         "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
    Option         "DPMS"
    Option         "NoLogo" "1"
    Option         "Stereo" "0"
    Option         "nvidiaXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-2"
    Option         "metamodes" "1920x1080_75 +0+0"
    Option         "SLI" "Off"
    Option         "MultiGPU" "Off"
    Option         "BaseMosaic" "off"
    Option         "COMPOSITE" "Enable"

Any ideas? :slight_smile: Thanks for your answer in advance.

Do you apply your settings? In theory just that is enough.
Start Nvidia Settings from the menu, not sudo terminal, check in Advanced mode if all is OK, apply settings, (at this point, you could start as sudo again, verify in Advanced mode if all is OK, then save to the config file), then reboot.

What I did:

  1. sudo nvidia-settings
  2. Changed the resolution, APPLY changes - (the resolution has been changed to the new one in one second)
  3. saved this file to path /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf [off merge file checkbox]
  4. Reboot
  5. Old resolution has been loaded because nvidia-settings shows old data.


Now if you do what I said?

Yes, I did, same AUTO settings started after reboot
It is strange because my file nvidia.conf looks correct. (in two paths)
etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf and /etc/X11/xorg.conf is the same and with

Option         "metamodes" "1920x1080_75 +0+0"

Is there another path/file? :wink:

❯ pwd
❯ fd nvidia

nothing found.

How did you install your drivers?

I found a solution.
I’ve changed the resolution in gnome settings > displays and after reboot is correct. Thanks, @omano for Your patience and help.

PS drivers were installed by mkwd settings.

I don’t use GNOME, maybe its settings take priority over Nvidia settings?

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