Hi all. I'm trying to get a dual monitor setup working. I have a vga monitor plugged in and sitting to the left of my laptop. I want to have it so that my regular desktop sits in the laptop screen as normal and the vga acts as extra space to drag windows into. I'm almost there: i have the two spaces sitting next to each other and i can drag left and right. The problem is that the vga monitor is the "primary" one with the taskbar in it: i want this in my laptop. Here's my current xrandr setup:
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2720 x 900, maximum 4096 x 4096
VGA1 connected 1440x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 408mm x 255mm
1440x900 59.9*+ 75.0
1280x1024 75.0 60.0
1024x768 75.1 70.1 60.0
800x600 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2
640x480 72.8 75.0 66.7 60.0
LVDS1 connected 1280x800+1440+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 331mm x 207mm
1024x768 85.0 75.0 70.1 60.0
800x600 85.1 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2
640x480 85.0 72.8 75.0 59.9
TV1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA1 is the external vga monitor and LVDS1 is my native laptop screen. I've tried doing
xrandr --output LVDS1 --primary --right-of VGA1
which puts screens in the right layout, but doesn't make LVDS1 the primary, unless i'm misunderstanding what "primary" means in this context. Does primary mean "where the desktop lives"?
I've downloaded grandr and arandr and mucked about in those and haven't achieved anything there.
What's annoying is that i can get it so that LVDS1 is the primary, with the desktop etc, if i set VGA1 to be on the *right* of the laptop, instead of the left. So, it seems like the primary always just goes to whatever is the leftmost display.
Any advice anyone? thanks, max
xfce not respects that setting:) google says that this bug was even in xfce 4.4, so i doubt that anyone ever will fix it.
tried xrandr with primary switch, LXDM respects that setting. so this is not archlinux or xrandr problem.
This is not true. If you right click on the panel you want to move and go into panel>preferences>Display tab option Output, change from Automatic to your desired monitor.
Last edited by nospam2k (2012-06-03 22:50:22)