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Old 11-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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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)
 
Old 11-20-2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 11-20-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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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
 
Old 11-26-2012, 08:43 PM   #6
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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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