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Old 03-15-2017, 05:43 PM   #1
devux
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Openbox - JWM how to set primary monitor?


I just installed openbox and jwm. I am testing them out. I have used gnome for a while and want something different. So I have dual monitors and for some reason my right monitor is default to the primary monitor. I have tried rearranging them and i have to move my mouse to the left to move it on the right monitor. How can I do this? I read about using xrandr but i can't figure this out. I am too noob.

The HDMI is my left monitor which I want primary, and the DVI is my right monitor which I want secondary. This is the output of xrandr:

Code:
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3280 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
DVI-I-1 disconnected primary (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-D-1 connected 1360x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 700mm x 400mm
   1360x768      60.02*+  59.80    59.96
   1920x1080     60.00    50.00    59.94    59.93    30.00    24.00    29.97    23.98
   1920x1080i    60.00    50.00    59.94
   1680x1050     59.95    59.88
   1400x1050     59.98
   1280x1024     60.02
   1440x900      59.89
   1280x960      60.00
   1152x864      70.00    60.00
   1280x768      59.87
   1280x720      60.00    60.00    50.00    59.94
   1024x768      60.04    70.07    60.00
   960x720       60.00
   928x696       60.05
   896x672       60.01
   960x600       60.00
   960x540       59.99
   800x600       70.00    65.00    60.00    60.32    56.25
   840x525       69.88    60.01    59.88
   720x576       50.00
   800x512       60.17
   700x525       70.06    59.98
   720x480       60.00    59.94    59.94
   640x512       60.02
   720x450       59.89
   640x480       60.00    60.00    59.94
   720x400       70.08
   680x384       59.80    59.96
   576x432       70.00    60.06
   512x384       70.07    60.00
   400x300       60.32    56.34
   320x240       60.05
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1 connected 1920x1080+1360+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 880mm x 490mm
   1920x1080     60.00*+  50.00    59.94    59.93    24.00    23.98
   1920x1080i    60.00    50.00    59.94
   1680x1050     74.89    69.88    59.95    59.88
   1600x1024     60.17
   1400x1050     74.76    70.00    59.98
   1600x900      60.00
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02
   1440x900      59.89    59.90
   1280x960      60.00
   1360x768      60.02    59.80    59.96
   1152x864      75.00    75.00    70.00    60.00
   1280x720      60.00    50.00    59.94
   1024x768      75.05    60.04    75.03    70.07    60.00
   960x720       75.00    60.00
   928x696       75.00    60.05
   896x672       75.05    60.01
   960x600       60.00
   832x624       74.55
   960x540       59.99
   800x600       75.00    70.00    65.00    60.00    72.19    75.00    60.32    56.25
   840x525       74.96    69.88    60.01    59.88
   720x576       50.00
   800x512       60.17
   700x525       74.76    70.06    59.98
   720x480       60.00    59.94    59.94
   640x512       75.02    60.02
   720x450       59.89
   640x480       60.00    75.00    72.81    75.00    60.00    59.94
   720x400       70.08
   680x384       59.80    59.96
   576x432       75.00    75.00    70.00    60.06
   512x384       75.03    70.07    60.00
   416x312       74.66
   400x300       72.19    75.12    60.32    56.34
   320x240       72.81    75.00    60.05
What must I do?

(Yes, one monitor is smaller than the other and it annoys the hell out of me but I am poor.)

Last edited by devux; 03-15-2017 at 05:44 PM.
 
Old 03-15-2017, 08:08 PM   #2
devux
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Well I found a solution. ARandR - ARandR is designed to provide a simple visual front end for XRandR. Relative monitor positions are shown graphically and can be changed in a drag-and-drop way. This did exactly what I needed. I was able to position and set the primary monitor with it simply. Im sure this will be useful to other noobs
 
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