I've got an laptop with a intel chip, and I'd like to setup dual monitors in XFCE.
How do I do this?
First, open up monitor config - it's in
Make sure both your displays are on.
Then, open a terminal and run this:
The output will look something like this:
Then, run the following, changing
Note that you can move change
Now, it should work, but you've still got one problem.
It will disappear after you logout. So, you need to add it to your login items.
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I had the same problem and solved it using a graphical application. The name is grandr and it is in the universe repository (Ubuntu 11.04). You can change your dual setup at will. I hope that it helps.
There is a different solution to this problem.
According to this article, xfce 4.11 and 4.12 have implemented multi-monitor set-up out of the box. I guess this question will therefore be obsolete for ubuntu 13.04.
Meanwhile, for ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10, one can use the xfce 4.12 ppa :