I posted this in Community support, Geforce Graphics card, but someone suggested I ask here.
I get the sense that a TV is treated different from a regular monitor, and I guess this is the cause of the problem.
I built a Linux Debian Buster gaming computer with a nvidia geforce 710 graphics card.
All worked fine with 2 or 3 monitors at my Grandparents, where we built it.
Now I have it home, I have a 1280x1024 monitor and a 1280x720 TV.
I cannot control which screen goes to the right, in fact it always starts “monitor right of TV” (but I cannot physically place them like this :( )
When I use nvidia-settings to change, left/right, I can make it useable.
I cannot save those changes, when I try save the settings it comes up with an error saying
Failed to parse existing X config file '/home/pixel/.nvidia-settings-rc'!
When I look at the text ~/.nvidia-settings-rc there is no line including left or right - so if not set there, where?
Can anyone tell me the sort of way I might edit or add a line to ~/.nvidia-settings-rc ?
Or where else should I try to make a change. I tried to write an xorg.conf (there was no original) but nothing I wrote allowed the machine to boot into X !
Thanks in advance for any pointers.