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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun Jul 3 16:53:19 UTC 2011

On dim., 2011-07-03 at 11:01 -0400, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> 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). 

Oh, you have xfce4-display-settings --minimal, which is aliased by
default to XF86Display and Super-P

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