xrandr and session

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Fri Jun 13 19:48:56 CEST 2008

Jean-Christophe wrote:
> Hello to all.
> Here is my problem:
> I've got a laptop, and when I plug a screen on it, I use xrandr to 
> switch my resolutions. This works fine.
> But xfce doesn't reconize it, and I have then my 800x480 desktop 
> (eeepc...) shown on my 17" configured on 1600x1200 and all the other 
> parts are blank. I can move my cursor on it but xfce refuses to display 
> anything there.
> One solution I found is to do: 'killall xfwm4 & xfwm4'. Then xfce 
> reconizes my desktops but xfwm isn't launched with my user's preferences 
> and can't be configured.
> How can I make xfce reconize my xrandr changes?

You can't -- Xfce doesn't support the new 1.2 version of xrandr. 
There's support in xfdesktop in SVN trunk, but it requires gtk 2.13 
(which I wouldn't recommend installing); not sure what plans the other 
devs have for their modules (xfwm4, xfce4-panel, mainly).


More information about the Xfce mailing list