(Also posted to mailing list)
I'm trying to switch to XFCE - much more suitable for my tastes than the ever bloating gnome and KDE desktops
One gotcha though: This is on a laptop and I often jack a second monitor in at home via the displayport socket.
On Gnome, I can just run gnome-display-properties and switch the second monitor on and my desktop adapts to the new geometry nicely. Ditto, I can switch off the 2nd monitor without logging out.
XFCE works nicely if I restart X - but I cannot find a nice way to switch the 2nd monitor on and off whilst keeping a log in session active (I generally stay logged into to my laptop a week at a time).
I tried gnome-display-properties manually but it seems to have no effect on XFCE/Xorg - which suggests there may be a helper missing???
Any tips on whether I can do this - then my switch will be complete :-)
I should add, this is XFCE 4.6 under Ubuntu 10.10
Solved 100% by a post in the mailing lists:
You sir are a genius...
Not only does arandr work, I get a couple of handy xrandr shell scripts that I've just bound to icons on the taskbar,
one for "Laptop Screen Only" and another for "Dual Monitor, Home".
On 23/04/11 10:49, Jean-François Wauthy wrote:
> Did you try arandr (http://christian.amsuess.com/tools/arandr/) ?