xfce4 reverts to mirrored dislays

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat Jan 20 19:08:50 UTC 2018

On Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:42:37 +0100, Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
> On 01/20/18 19:06, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:
> > On Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:19:20 +0100, Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
> >> I did, but believe it not, the display still comes up mirrered and when
> >> I change it back to "Right-of" the file changes ownership to 644 and my
> >> username.
> > 
> > Are you sure the file already was immutable? Indeed, a tmp file could be
> > more important than the real config, but actually it's impossible
> > to change permissions of an immutable file.
> > 
> >> Sigh.
> >>
> >> I think I'll open the bug upstream instead.
> > 
> > Don't waste your time with desktop environments! Migrate to a WM that
> > comes close to your needs and then spend some time to build your
> > personal DE. There's no need for programming skills, you only need to
> > know what you need, to google and to chose the window manager you need
> > + a few scripts to optimize it regarding your needs.
> -r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  uarch 1412 Jan 20 18:17 displays.xml

As it seems, the immutable flag is not set. See "man chflags",
set the "schg" flag for that particular file. This will make
all other attributes immune to any attempt to change them
(owner, group, permissions). Check with "ls -lo" that the
flag has been set.

> I am perfectly happy with xfce in all other aspects and I do not want to
> change. In fact, I use xfce together with a lot of utilities from KDE
> and I really like the environment, it is very productive for me. I
> rather live with this anomaly than change wm.

Then stay with Xfce. However, the strange behaviour you're
experiencing is far from understandable... :-)

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