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Old 01-30-2014, 10:44 AM   #1
RayLui20
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Dual monitor config problem on Xubuntu


Hey guys, and sorry for flooding this forum a lot the last couple of days.

So one my 22" monitor died that is using VGA (the working one was using DVI).

I swapped both of them to a 20" monitor with both using DVI. The problem is, when I logged into my main account, the screen draws a blank. I just see the wallpaper, no panels, no icons, nothing. However, when I restarted the computer (via terminal, ctrl-alt-F1) and logged into an account I made, both monitors are fine.

I am pretty confident it is ARandR screwing it up. I removed the script from /home/raylui20/.screenlayout and it still didn't work. I even tried to go on my new account (I called admin), and created a new shell script and placed it under /home/raylui20/.screenlayout. I chmod it to 777 and 755 just to experiment and and chown'd it raylui20:

Do you recommend me removing ARandR? Or are there any alternatives?

I am currently running XFce Xubuntu 13.10

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-30-2014, 12:49 PM   #2
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I swapped both of them to a 20" monitor with both using DVI. The problem is, when I logged into my main account, the screen draws a blank. I just see the wallpaper, no panels, no icons, nothing. However, when I restarted the computer (via terminal, ctrl-alt-F1) and logged into an account I made, both monitors are fine.

I am pretty confident it is ARandR screwing it up.
Do you start ARandR scripts automatically? What's in it?

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Do you recommend me removing ARandR? Or are there any alternatives?
LXRandR, but I guess all of them use xrandr(1) in the end.
 
Old 01-30-2014, 01:36 PM   #3
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yea I think I made it start automatically. But it's all good, I ended up removing /home/raylui20/.config, and it restored to it's default desktop settings!

thank you all, though I am open to alternative fixes
 
  


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