I've just recently decided to start an OpenSUSE install on my desktop and it has been quite some time since I've used linux on a non-server system.

I've installed the nvidia drivers via zypper and everything seems to be working there. nvidia-settings sees both monitors. The issue I'm running into is that the chained monitor (the one not directly plugged into the computer) will stay asleep on computer boot. I can drag windows over to that monitor while it stays asleep. This persists when monitors are turned off and back on. However, if I wait for the computer to lock and put both monitors to sleep and then log back in both monitors wake and work as expected.

I'm not really sure even where to start troubleshooting this.