How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE?


I need to have my main monitor have the taskbar running along the bottom and all windows opeing on it rather than the other monitor. How can I do this?


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[SOLVED] how to set up dual monitor on xfce4 debian squeeze Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS

location: - date: April 20, 2012
Hi there, Thank you for your interest. I am on an almost fresh installation of a GNU/Lixnu Debian Squeeze with XFCE4 Desktop Environment on a laptop DELL Latitude D620 My Graphics Card is: [email protected]:~$ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) I have an external BENQ monitor. Both, laptop screen and monitor screen are working but one is a mirror of the other. If I go to Screen Config section I can only see one screen config. [see] I would like to use dual screen since as you know it is quite practical for web developing, that is my job, but I can't figure out how could I set it up. Because some readings navigating the net I have guessed it is possible with the system I have choosed, but...

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I am trying to setup dual screens with xfce4. An "xrandr" command and I have both screens working and in the right positions. However, there are still a couple of tweaks I want to make.

How do I get the xfce4 panel onto my laptop screen instead of the external monitor? I remember on windows you could choose the primary screen but I can't figure out how to that with X.

I have also noticed that dragging windows is very non-responsive. This can be fixed by disabling compositing but I like my eye candy... Is there any way to fix that?

Here my monitor section of xorg.conf

Section "Monitor" Identifier "Laptop Monitor" DisplaySize 300 230 VendorName "SEC" ModelName "4758" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Graphics Card" Driver "intel" VendorName "Intel Corporation" BoardName "Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller" BusID "PCI:0:2:0" Option "LinearAlloc" "8160" EndSection Section "Screen" ...
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I just installed Mint 15 XFCE for the first time today and found your post while looking for a solution to exact same problem. I had many issues on the older PC that I'm using when installing the Nvidia drivers under Mint 15 Cinnimon so switched to XFCE and everything seems to be more stable. I ran into the same issue as you explain and wanted to stick with the standard driver. Anyway enough preamble. There is a pretty simple way to do what you want just using the standard Mint XFCE Installed software: For example to get the second monitor to be independent and to the right of the 1st monitor:

1 - Turn on and enable both monitors using Settings => Display (You can also do this using just the Settings Editor below but Display method is easier for basic enabling and setup of display attributes)

2 - Then select Settings => Settings Editor => "displays" Channel

3 - Set the second (right) Monitor -> position -> "X" Property to the number of pixels you have set for...

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I'm sure this belongs in another stack site, but I don't know which one.

Either way, I've been using Arch with dual monitors for a while, eventually, a system upgrade somehow ruined my video drivers, and I was stuck with only one monitor. I dealt with that for a while, but then it stopped booting. I love Arch but don't have the time.

I switched to Debian with Xfce, and can't seem to get the second monitor recognized, can someone point me to the right stack, or just give some help?

parris@link:/etc/X11$ lspci 00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1) 00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2) 00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2) 00:01.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2) 00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2) 00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2) 00:04.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61...
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Last updated: August 14, 2016 at 23:14 pm

Purpose: Dual Monitor with Nvidia Video Card.
Prerequisite: Video Card(s) and two monitors.

Overview: Using dual monitors can improve your productivity a lot. There are many types of dual monitor setups so trying to give a hands on help here is very difficult. But we can cover the basics of what your choices are and I'll show you what I did with my dual monitor system. On the bottom of the page a quick note on how to change your compiz setting to accept the dual monitor. An updated note: When I converted over to XFCE I didn't have to do anything special with Dual Monitors, they just worked right out of the box.

Mirroring - Mirroring is the most basic dual monitor support. With mirroring the image displayed on the primary monitor is duplicated on the secondary monitor.

Extended Desktop - The desktop extends from the primary monitor to the secondary monitor. The user is able to move the mouse/drag...
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Closed my business and just spent about 3 days and nights of my life trying to find out how I can get my brand new

AMD FirePro v4900

up and running in a configuration I desire.

After several years with a ATI FireGL v3400 and dual monitors with different sizes/resolutions I thought the upgrade to a new card with more memory/speed would solve some of my issues I have with my workstation. When it comes to number of open windows it seems I am a 'horder'. E.g. with over 50 Firefox windows and over 250 tabs VRAM was often gone after a few hours of using the workstation. It also seems that flash videos like youtube are eating VRAM and not freeing it. And I tend to reboot not very often if possible.

So far I was using Windows XP x64 as my host for several VMware guest OS on this workstation.

Before I purchased the card I read all announcements etc and I saw a promotional AMD youtube clip showing a setup with 3 monitors, which looked like they have...

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Open System/Preferences/Monitors and click 'Detect'. This is the standard way and should "Just Work". I assume you tried this already and it didn't just work.

Next, I'd try doing it from the command line: xrandr --auto

If that didn't work, time to debug. Run xrandr by itself and examine the output. It should show you that there is an HDMI output, and should indicate if you have a monitor connected to it, and should show what resolutions it supports.

If it all looks okay, you can force the monitor's setup using the xrandr command line tool. See man xrandr or the various examples at

If it doesn't look ok, well there's a whole host of different problems that could have resulted in that. collects a lot of wisdom for troubleshooting these sorts of problems. For example, if your monitor is actually a TV, there's some workarounds for...

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Fedora is an open source operating system, which is based on Linux kernel developed and it’s supported by RedHat. Fedora’s default desktop is GNOME environment with default interface GNOME Shell, Fedora have other desktop environments including KDE, MATE, Xfce, LXDE and Cinnamon.

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Fedora available for different platforms such as x86_64, Power-PC,IA-32, ARM. Fedora workstation is very user friendly for every users, It can be installed in any desktop or Laptop, It can be used for developments, and much professional level. Two months ago on 9th December 2014, Fedora team released its new version called Fedora 21, and next version of Fedora 22 will be scheduled to released in mid 2015. Read Also:

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This quick guide will walk through the installation of Fedora 21 Workstation edition in dual-boot with Windows...

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If you are using a multi-monitor setup in Ubuntu, here are a few tips which should help you fix some annoyances, like:
get full screen flash videos to be displayed on any monitor get flash videos to remain full screen while working in the other desktop a tweak to move windows to a different display using keyboard shortcuts how to extend the wallpaper across monitors or use a different wallpaper for each monitor

Move window to a specific display using a keyboard shortcut

Ubuntu (with Compiz/Unity) lets you move a window to a specific virtual desktop using keyboard shortcuts, but by default, this doesn't work if you want to move a window to a specific monitor.

There is, however, an easy way of easily moving windows to a specific display using keyboard shortcuts so here's what you must do.

Firstly, install CCSM and Compiz Plugins if they are not already installed:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins


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I know that using Alt+F7, I can use the keyboard to move the window around. I can also use the "Grid" plugin of Compiz to position quickly the window around my current monitor. The grid plugin doesn't seem work across monitor however.

What I need is a quicker way to move the current window to the other screen. In my current dual-monitor setup, I find myself needing to move the focus window to the other monitor as I focus on working on something else (and move it back afterward).

If I use XMonad (or other tiling managers), this would be rather easy. However, many applications that I use (Gnome Do, MATLAB, image viewers, custom apps that I write, ...) do not work well with a tiling manager.

So my question is: is there a shortcut key combination that moves the currently focused window to the other monitor (and...

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XP user, I am talking to you. In April 2014, your favorite operating system stopped being officially supported by Microsoft. Now, there's no reason for panic, but this is a good opportunity to start considering alternatives. Without going into too many details, the free and exciting option is to try Linux.

Indeed, today, we will demonstrate how to dual-boot an existing Windows XP installation with the latest edition of Linux Mint, a highly popular Linux distribution, while retaining all the important user data you have. Naturally, this is somewhat of an advanced topic, so you might need to invest a little time reading, but overall, the exercise should be worth the effort. In the end, you will have a fully functional dual-boot setup for all your needs, with XP on one end and a modern, stylish Linux Mint 17 Qiana on the other. Let's rock.

Preliminary checklist

Installing a new operating system on hardware that already hosts other systems as well as your...

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Ah! I'm very excited! Got the new 1.6Ghz Quad-Core, dual Xeon CPU Dell SC1430 a couple of days ago!


Chipset: Intel 5000V
Compatible quad core processors: E5310 (1.6Ghz), E5320 (1.86Ghz), E5335 (2.0Ghz), E5345 (2.33Ghz)

The following limitations have caused me trouble along my path to computing bliss:

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BIOS Gotchas

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Download the recovery fix in the windows PC, save the file in the desktop. The file name is chromeosimagecreatorV2, its an .exe file. Connect the USB drive to the windows PC then select chromeosimagecreatorV2 file > right click > select run as administartor option.

Enter the model of chrome OS device which can be loacted at the bottom of the screen which prompt you to connect a recovery device.

Enter the model of chrome OS and click on next.( Make sure that your windows PC is connected to internet while you do so).

After the recovery media is done. You can remove the USB drive from windows PC by Safe removal method.

The connect that to the chrome book and follow the instructions.

Can follow the steps from the below...

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