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Offline optics

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dual monitor
« on: 15. February 2016, 12:51:39 »
Does manjaro openbox natively support dual monitors?

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Re: dual monitor
« Reply #1 on: 15. February 2016, 15:24:02 »
No.
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Re: dual monitor
« Reply #2 on: 22. February 2016, 19:48:43 »
You can create a custom configuration (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) like:

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Section "Monitor"
  Identifier "LVDS"
  Option "Primary" "False"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
  Identifier "VGA-0"
  Option "RightOf" "LVDS"
EndSection

The first section refers to my laptop monitor and the 2nd refers to an additional LCD monitor.  I have the LCD as "Primary" and hence 'Option "Primary" "False"' in the first section and I have the LCD placed to the right of the laptop and hence 'Option "RightOf" "LVDS"' in the second section.

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Re: dual monitor
« Reply #3 on: 30. March 2016, 13:28:51 »
You can also install this Arandr. It's a GUI so it should be easy to configure.

Installation

Must install xorg-xrandr (if not already installed)
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sudo pacman -S xorg-xrandr

Install a graphical front end such as arandr or lxrandr.

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sudo pacman -S arandr

or

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sudo pacman -S lxrandr

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Re: dual monitor
« Reply #4 on: 01. April 2016, 01:52:05 »
lxrandr won't save your setup.  lxrandr only works correctly with lxde as the autostart file lists a command OnlyShowInLxde or something to that effect but even disabling that wont make it work properly, esp if you want to save a resolution other than the default resolution.

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Re: dual monitor
« Reply #5 on: 01. April 2016, 13:11:58 »
You can create aliases in your bashrc. For example:

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alias MCDG2='xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768 --output VGA1 --mode 1920x1080 --rate 60.0  --primary --right-of LVDS1'
And then change fast. You can also add a shortcut in your openbox rc to the right command.
See

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man xrandr
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