XFCE crashes when un-suspended

Harold Aling xfce at sait.nl
Mon Mar 31 22:28:29 CEST 2014

On 31 March 2014 21:34, Liviu Andronic <landronimirc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 8:51 PM, John Coppens <john at jcoppens.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:25:52 -0400
>> David Rosenstrauch <darose at darose.net> wrote:
>>> Not sure if this is a solution, but FYI I usually disable the projector
>>> in the "Display" section of the xfce settings before I unplug the
>>> projector, suspend, etc.  Might be coincidental, but I don't seem to get
>>> crashes like you report.
>> Hi David,
>> Thanks for replying. Seems you are more organized and patient than I am ;)
>> Still, I'm suspecting that this should be avoidable. Maybe program some
>> event in udev?
>> After all, it takes the same time to restart XFCE (using startx) than to
>> go into settings, and disable the projector each time.
> I keep the Display window open at all times when I'm anywhere near a
> projector or external monitor.
> Liviu

I never disable an external monitor when unplugging. I've plugged and
unplugged numerous monitors and beamers, all without crashing Xfce. I
currently run Ubuntu 14.04, which has xfce4-settings 4.11, but Ubuntu
13.10 also never failed on me.

A nice tool to check is autorandr[1], which can store and restore
settings based on which monitors are plugged in.


[1] https://github.com/wertarbyte/autorandr

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