Broken Multi-Monitor support for xfce

Simon Steinbeiss simon at
Sat May 4 15:30:00 CEST 2019


I have addressed this problem already.
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Francesco Pasa <francescopasa at> schrieb am Sa., 4. Mai 2019, 15:09:

> Hi,
> I currently switched to xubuntu 18.04 as my working environment (I am a
> developer). I find some thinks much better than under windows (general
> swiftness of the system) and some missing or rather bad.
> One issue which bugs me a lot if the multi-monitor support of xfce4. I
> have a laptop with a docking station and two external display and every
> time I move the laptop I have problems with the displays:
>    1.  If I am lucky I just have to fire up the display settings and
>    reconfigure the whole thing (including alignment).
>    2. Sometimes it even does not work anymore until I restart the
>    computer.
> I know that I can fix this with xrandr and/or some bash script. However, I
> find that at least the display reconfiguration should work out-of-the box.
> I can find other post of people online having the same problem.
> I would really like to have a look at the xfce4 code that manages this
> part of the desktop and see if I would be able to fix the problem or
> improve the situation. However, I am a bit lost and would need somebody to
> point me to the relevant place.
> Thanks in advance,
> Francesco
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