I have a 440.64 driver and GeForce RTX 2080 Graphics Card.
I get terrible screen tearing on my external monitor.
To fix it I have to open NVIDIA X Server Settings -> Display Configuration -> Advanced
and apply Force Composition Pipeline and Force Full Composition Pipeline
Every time I restart my computer this setting is undone (annoying).
So I press “Save to X Configuration File” but this asks me where to save the file.
I am running Ubuntu - where do I save the file?
Also, from a user experience standpoint, I must say this is really not ideal.
How am I supposed to know where this file goes?
Everything I read online says that this file is “mostly deprecated”, so why is Nvidia still using it?
Anyway, I saved it in the default location
/etc/X11/xorg.conf and on reboot my computer just stops at a blank screen with “3424224 blocks clean” showing…So it looks like X never started? This is of course complicated because there are now old xorg.conf files in that directory…what a mess.
Main question here: What is the correct location on Ubuntu for the xorg.conf file, why is it necessary and does location depend on distribution?