xfce4 reverts to mirrored dislays

Per olof Ljungmark peo at nethead.se
Sun Jan 21 15:51:05 UTC 2018

On 01/21/18 13:57, Warren Block wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Jan 2018, Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
>> 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.
> Me too.  I would turn off the Settings/Display "Configure new displays
> when connected" option, as that might affect this.

Unfortunately that it does not improve anything, rather, if turned on at
least I get a dialog asking me what config I want so it's just a single
click to have +1920 for the second monitor after they are powered down/up.

If turned off I need either to run a script or click my way to the
Settings/Display editor.

I did some googling this morning and it is rather apparent that xfce do
have problems configuring displays. As I wrote earlier, I applied the patch
referenced here
to displays.c in xfce4-settings-4.12.1 but nothing changed so difficult
to tell now if this is a pure xfce problem and some other file needs a
fix or a ports problem.

I am completely out of ideas now so I'll live with it until someone more
clever figures out what is going on.

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