xrandr and session

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Sun Jun 15 10:37:48 CEST 2008

2008/6/13 Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at cornell.edu>:
> 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).

Well, I'm not doing anything Xfce-reated at the moment, but I always
expected Gtk to support this for us.  From your answer I take it that
we would need Gtk 2.13?  That's very unfortunate, because apparently
all/most major linux distros are including Xrandr 1.2 now :(


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