How can I use the command prompt to do get the setup shown below?

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Edit: I need the secondary display to be located to the left and half-way to the top of the primary display, as shown above.

The output of xrandr is:

        Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3200 x 1567, maximum 32767 x 32767
    eDP1 connected primary 1920x1080+1280+487 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 345mm x 194mm
       1920x1080      60.0*+   59.9  
       1680x1050      60.0     59.9  
       1600x1024      60.2  
       1400x1050      60.0  
       1280x1024      60.0  
       1440x900       59.9  
       1280x960       60.0  
       1360x768       59.8     60.0  
       1152x864       60.0  
       1024x768       60.0  
       800x600        60.3     56.2  
       640x480        59.9  
    VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    HDMI2 connected 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 376mm x 301mm
       1280x1024      60.0*+   75.0  
       1920x1080      60.0     59.9  
       1152x864       75.0  
       1280x720       60.0     59.9  
       1024x768       75.1     60.0  
       800x600        75.0     60.3  
       640x480        75.0     60.0     59.9  
       720x400        70.1  
    VIRTUAL1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
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    You can do it by "xrandr" command. "man xrandr" has help.
    – Pilot6
    May 19, 2015 at 17:38
  • Please edit your question and add the output of xrandr. Also, please explain what you need. Are you expecting one screen to be above the other? By how much? Do you just need one screen to be on the right of the other one?
    – terdon
    May 19, 2015 at 17:56
  • Please take a look at the dupe I marked your question as. Strictly taken I am doubting if it is a literal dupe, however, the answer I would post would be a 100% copy. If you don't agree, please leave a comment and I'll remove the dupe mark. May 19, 2015 at 18:51

1 Answer 1


Try this:

xrandr --output eDPI1 --mode 1024x768 --pos 0x0 --rotate normal --output HDMI2 --mode 1366x768 --pos 1024x384 --rotate normal

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    That's a lot more than strictly needed. Simply xrandr --output eDPI1 --pos <x>x<y> would do :) May 19, 2015 at 18:58
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    <.< shhh, I copied settings from lxrandr, I've no idea what I am doing May 19, 2015 at 18:59
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    haha, You are the best :) May 19, 2015 at 18:59
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    @JacobVlijm we need more coffee XD May 19, 2015 at 19:08
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    I actually modified your script into xrandr --output HDMI2 --mode 1280x1024 --pos 0x0 --rotate normal --output eDP1 --mode 1920x1080 --pos 1280x512 --rotate normal. Thanks a lot!
    – Eduardo
    May 20, 2015 at 1:17

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