[Pkg-xfce-devel] 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
Tue Jun 21 18:31:33 UTC 2011

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).

And I have to admit I'm puzzled by what you mean by “independance”,
would you mind explaining it a bit more?

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