Dynamic multi monitor support

Jean-François Wauthy pollux at xfce.org
Sat Apr 23 11:49:01 CEST 2011


Did you try arandr (http://christian.amsuess.com/tools/arandr/) ?


Le samedi 23 avril 2011 à 09:47 +0100, Tim Watts a écrit :
> (Also posted to mailing list)
> Hi,
> I'm trying to switch to XFCE - much more suitable for my tastes than
> the ever bloating gnome and KDE desktops smile
> One gotcha though: This is on a laptop and I often jack a second
> monitor in at home via the displayport socket.
> On Gnome, I can just run gnome-display-properties and switch the
> second monitor on and my desktop adapts to the new geometry nicely.
> Ditto, I can switch off the 2nd monitor without logging out.
> XFCE works nicely if I restart X - but I cannot find a nice way to
> switch the 2nd monitor on and off whilst keeping a log in session
> active (I generally stay logged into to my laptop a week at a time).
> I tried gnome-display-properties manually but it seems to have no
> effect on XFCE/Xorg - which suggests there may be a helper missing???
> Any tips on whether I can do this - then my switch will be
> complete :-)
> Tim
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Jean-François Wauthy <pollux at xfce.org>
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