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garryconn 11-19-2012 01:54 PM

How Do I Get Dual Monitors To Work in Slackware 14 using XFCE?
 
I just installed Slackware 14 and using KDE both monitors work great. I can stretch the desktop across both monitors. However, if I use XFCE I can't seem to figure out how to configure the dual monitor setup. By default both screens are mirrored. I need help figuring out how to configure a dual monitor setup with XFCE so that the desktop is stretched across both screens just like KDE.

D1ver 11-19-2012 04:43 PM

The XFCE monitor tool has never worked for me. You can either use the KDE tool from within XFCE (menu->settings->system settings) or look into the command line tool xrandr.

xflow7 11-19-2012 06:52 PM

Note that if you're using the proprietary NVIDIA blob, you can use nvidia-settings which has a straightforward GUI and works fairly well (although in my experience the recent versions have a habit of not setting the primary monitor the way you request)

garryconn 11-20-2012 09:01 AM

The xrandr commands work well. However, the settings are not saved. If I reboot or exit from X and then start X again the screens resort back to the default mirroring of each other.

D1ver 11-20-2012 03:59 PM

If you want to have it set up permanently I'm pretty sure you'll need to set up an xorg.conf.

See:
http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/X.Org...#Configuration
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...xorg.conf_file

garryconn 11-26-2012 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xflow7 (Post 4832919)
Note that if you're using the proprietary NVIDIA blob, you can use nvidia-settings which has a straightforward GUI and works fairly well (although in my experience the recent versions have a habit of not setting the primary monitor the way you request)

Downloaded and installed... works like a champ! Thank you.


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