Dynamic multi monitor support

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Mon Apr 25 16:46:03 CEST 2011

On 04/23/2011 04:47 AM, Tim Watts wrote:
> (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

Not sure what make your graphics card is, but if it's nVidia you can use 
the nvidia-settings app for this.



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