Multiple monitors no longer configurable through settings in Kubuntu 12.04

Bug #1285169 reported by JW
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Bug Description

Kubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
Lenovo T510

Before a recent update, I was able to use the nVidia X Server Settings to configure my monitors. The "Display and Monitor" configuration has never worked for me.

After said update, the ability configure my monitors stopped working. In order to toggle between using only my laptop display or using my laptop display + external monitor, I need to log out (which of course refreshes the xserver...).

The following is the only system log I could find that seemed to apply to this. I repeated this a few times and watched the timestamps change on logs in /var/log, and only syslog and Xorg.0.log changed. Syslog only had entries about the vpnagent, so I'm guessing that's irrelevant. Here's the Xorg log:

Xorg.0.log:
[ 273.931] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Display (DELL 2408WFP (CRT-0)) does not support NVIDIA 3D
[ 273.931] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Vision stereo.
[ 273.931] (**) NVIDIA(0): Using HorizSync/VertRefresh ranges from the EDID for display
[ 273.931] (**) NVIDIA(0): device DELL 2408WFP (CRT-0) (Using EDID frequencies has
[ 273.931] (**) NVIDIA(0): been enabled on all display devices.)
[ 273.935] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Display (Lenovo Group Limited (DFP-0)) does not support NVIDIA
[ 273.935] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 3D Vision stereo.
[ 273.935] (**) NVIDIA(0): Using HorizSync/VertRefresh ranges from the EDID for display
[ 273.935] (**) NVIDIA(0): device Lenovo Group Limited (DFP-0) (Using EDID
[ 273.935] (**) NVIDIA(0): frequencies has been enabled on all display devices.)
[ 293.203] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Display (DELL 2408WFP (CRT-0)) does not support NVIDIA 3D
[ 293.203] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Vision stereo.
[ 293.203] (**) NVIDIA(0): Using HorizSync/VertRefresh ranges from the EDID for display
[ 293.203] (**) NVIDIA(0): device DELL 2408WFP (CRT-0) (Using EDID frequencies has
[ 293.203] (**) NVIDIA(0): been enabled on all display devices.)
[ 293.207] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Display (Lenovo Group Limited (DFP-0)) does not support NVIDIA
[ 293.207] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): 3D Vision stereo.
[ 293.207] (**) NVIDIA(0): Using HorizSync/VertRefresh ranges from the EDID for display
[ 293.207] (**) NVIDIA(0): device Lenovo Group Limited (DFP-0) (Using EDID
[ 293.207] (**) NVIDIA(0): frequencies has been enabled on all display devices.)

And some other information, hopefully useful:

$ dpkg -l | grep nvidia
ii libkwinnvidiahack4 4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.3 library used by nvidia cards for the KDE window manager
ii nvidia-304 304.116-0ubuntu0.0.1 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-common 1:0.2.44.2 Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers
ii nvidia-current 304.116-0ubuntu0.0.1 Transitional package for nvidia-current
ii nvidia-settings 331.20-0ubuntu0.0.1 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver

$ dpkg -l | grep xorg
ii python-xkit 0.4.2.3build1 library for the manipulation of the xorg.conf
ii xorg 1:7.6+12ubuntu2 X.Org X Window System
ii xorg-docs-core 1:1.6-1ubuntu2 Core documentation for the X.org X Window System
ii xorg-sgml-doctools 1:1.10-1 Common tools for building X.Org SGML documentation
ii xserver-xorg 1:7.6+12ubuntu2 X.Org X server
ii xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.14 Xorg X server - core server
ii xserver-xorg-input-all 1:7.6+12ubuntu2 X.Org X server -- input driver metapackage
ii xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1.2 X.Org X server -- evdev input driver
ii xserver-xorg-input-mouse 1:1.7.1-1build3 X.Org X server -- mouse input driver
ii xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.6.2-1ubuntu1~precise2 Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server
ii xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse 1:12.9.0-0ubuntu0.1 X.Org X server -- VMMouse input driver to use with VMWare
ii xserver-xorg-input-wacom 1:0.14.0-0ubuntu2.1 X.Org X server -- Wacom input driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-all 1:7.6+12ubuntu2 X.Org X server -- output driver metapackage
ii xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2 X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI display driver wrapper
ii xserver-xorg-video-cirrus 1:1.3.2-4build1 X.Org X server -- Cirrus display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-fbdev 1:0.4.2-4ubuntu2 X.Org X server -- fbdev display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4.4 X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-mach64 6.9.0-1build2 X.Org X server -- ATI Mach64 display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-mga 1:1.4.13.dfsg-4build2 X.Org X server -- MGA display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-neomagic 1:1.2.5-2build2 X.Org X server -- Neomagic display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build3 X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-openchrome 1:0.2.904+svn1050-1ubuntu0.1 X.Org X server -- VIA display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-qxl 0.0.16-2ubuntu0.1 X.Org X server -- QXL display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-r128 6.8.1-5build2 X.Org X server -- ATI r128 display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2 X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI Radeon display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-s3 1:0.6.3-4build2 X.Org X server -- legacy S3 display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-savage 1:2.3.3-1ubuntu1 X.Org X server -- Savage display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion 1:1.7.5-1build2 X.Org X server -- SiliconMotion display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-sis 1:0.10.3-3build2 X.Org X server -- SiS display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-sisusb 1:0.9.4-2build2 X.Org X server -- SiS USB display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-tdfx 1:1.4.3-4build2 X.Org X server -- tdfx display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-trident 1:1.3.4-2build2 X.Org X server -- Trident display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-vesa 1:2.3.0-7build2 X.Org X server -- VESA display driver
ii xserver-xorg-video-vmware 1:12.0.1-1ubuntu1.1 X.Org X server -- VMware display driver

Let me know is there is any other information I can provide that will help.

JW (arch0njw)
summary: - Multiple monitors no longer configurable through settings in 12.04
+ Multiple monitors no longer configurable through settings in Kubuntu
+ 12.04
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