Multihead configuration, changing xfce4 from display 0.0 to display 0.1

Marcos Iuato iuato at
Fri Mar 9 20:00:49 CET 2007

Hi Brian,

My configuration is at display 0.1 that is connected to a VGA monitor I 
am running computers aplications and at display 0.0 that is connected to 
a TV is running dvd and videos.

Using xfce-setting-show I can change xfce4-panel to be at monitor 1 or 
2, and it's working. But if I start xfce using --display :0.1, why panel 
is not show at right display, it's started always at display 0.0? I am 
using the following commands, Am I missing something?

debian:~# xfce-mcs-manager
debian:~# xfwm4 --daemon --display :0.1
debian:~# xfce4-panel --display :0.1

Or the only configuration that works with this xfce version is going to 
xfce-setting-show and change the panel to monitor 2?

So there is no problem starting xfce4 at display 0.0, and using 
xfce4-panel at display 0.1?

There is any documentation about howto configure xfce for a multihead?

Best regards,
Marcos Iuato

Brian J. Tarricone escreveu:
> On Fri, 09 Mar 2007 14:35:12 -0300 Marcos Iuato wrote:
>> I have configured a dualhead non xinerama setup with sis driver 
>> following the documentation from winischhofer. At display 0.0 is 
>> connected to a TV which is the Master head and at display 0.1 is 
>> connected to a VGA monitor which is a slave head.
>> By default xfce is running on display 0.0, I would to change the
>> display where xfce is running to display 0.1. I am using xfce
>> I have searched for a documentation about howto configure xfce on 
>> multihead, but I haven't found, could someone give me some directions 
>> about this configuration.
> xfwm4 and xfdesktop will manage all screens on the display, and I don't
> think there's a way to change this (well, certainly not for xfdesktop;
> not sure about xfwm4).  As you noted, you can move the panel over to
> the other screen, but that's about it.  Assuming you have some sort of
> TV-friendly GUI running fullscreen on the first head, why is it a
> problem that the desktop is drawn behind it and a window manager is
> running?
> 	-brian
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