I was told to toss bugs/problems with the nVidia drivers here.
So for a while now I’ve been trying to get my multi GPU set up to work correctly. What I find is that some applications seem to get the wrong XY for dialogs and various other UI elements. So right clicking something on one screen pops the dialog up on another screen rather than under the mouse cursor. This offset jump will also happen with some application windows. I’ve found this to be the case both vertically and horizontally depending on the screen/GPU layout and can’t seem to figure out why, how to possibly fix it etc.
Running 440.82 drivers on XUbu 18.04 5.0.0-25-generic
Originally I had PCIe 1 running my 1660 and top three screens. 1060 in PCIe2 running lower 3. This caused vertical issues. So if I right clicked for a dialog the dialog would pop up on the screen above/below where it should. Clicking the title bar on some things like a terminal would shoot the window 1080px below/above where it was clicked and to position things I’d have to always offset by 1080px.
If I run the GPU’s where say the array is horizontal I get the same issues but the offset is now 1920px. So basically some things get a full screen width/height (depending on the set up) offset wrong.
I’ve tried inverting the PCIe positions of the cards (which did fix some things but also broke others) and I’ve tried swapping around the ports being used. There just seems to be no rhyme or reason as to why the XY coordinates are wrong/broken for some things when the two cards are in use. If I use the xfwm key to “grab” and move a typically problematic window things are fine. I have however tested this with a full clean Ubuntu “Unity” install (can’t remember the WM being used by Unity) and the same issues exist so it’s not an xfwm issue but something more “driver wide.”
As a final LULZ some of the dialogs will honor the mouse position where it is. So right click, dialog pops up on another screen but moving your mouse where it is highlights the menus correctly. Meanwhile others make you move your mouse to where the dialog popped up to highlight and select. Terms and Web Browsers are the full applications that seem most affected by this issue making positioning windows like some sick shell game…