Originally Posted by thecapsaicinkid
A clean install of the nvidia driver on the latest Ubuntu seems to end up with gpu scaling enabled, it's not enabled in xorg.conf so nvidia-settings must turn it on when run on boot.
Is it possible for package maintainers to set scaling to disabled on install of the nvidia driver/nvidia-settings?
It's enabled by default. You can disable it in xorg.conf by setting an option:
It's enabled by default because most flat panels have really poor scaling hardware and most people prefer the GPU's scaling.