[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#631225: Bug#631225: xfce4: on dual head display second monitor *always* mirrors first monitor instead of being independent

Daniel Dickinson daniel at cshore.neomailbox.net
Sun Jul 3 15:01:11 UTC 2011

On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:31:33 +0200
Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:

> On mar., 2011-06-21 at 14:04 -0400, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> > Apparently a recent upgrade broke the dual-head display again.  I
> > have two monitors (different sizes/resolutions), and at least for a
> > while it seemed to be doing the right thing (two independent
> > screens), but since playing a game full screen which 'turned off'
> > the independence, I can't get the displays to be independent via
> > the Settings|Display applet.  I can get the displays to seperate by
> > using --left-of in xrandr, but on reboot, that settings is lost and
> > the display are again mirrored.
> > 
> Just did what you did at first? Because Xfce doesn't really do
> anything to configure your displays, so all the configuration has to
> be done in xorg (or using xrandr).

Actually since 4.6 (or 4.4) the 'Display' settings applet has taken over
doing the xrandr stuff.  However at that point there
was /etc/.config/xfce/monitor.xml which and a <clone> tag which could
be <clone>no</clone> (or off, can't remember), which would result in
the two monitors being separate (without that the smallest monitor is
mirrored on the larger monitor, so you effectively have one monitor,
just displayed twice).  Unfortunately in the 4.8 the clone option was
removed and I don't know how to tell xfce to not mirror the displays
(mirroring is the default, unless you use xrandr to tell it not to
mirror).  Also, the Display applet settings are now applied after the
/etc/.config/autostart stuff, so it doesn't work to do what I used to
do, which is have and xrandr script in autostart.

Basically 4.6 was doing the right thing, and it's broken now because
there is no way to not mirror automatically (though once initialization
is complete I can manually do xrandr and separate the outputs so they
are different displays (independent) rather than mirrored (the default).


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