[arch-general] running two monitors

Stewart Taylor stewarta.taylor at btopenworld.com
Sun Dec 9 11:17:18 EST 2007

Hi all

I've been using Arch for a while now but one thing I can't get work 
the way I want is the two monitor setup. I don't use Xinerama but 
instead have two monitors set up with separate desktops, virtual 
desktops and icon sets. This suits the way I work much better than 
Xinerama. I only turn on the second monitor when I need to use it and 
here's the problem. If I turn it on after xorg has started then the 
monitor ( under KDE ) defaults to 1360 x 768 instead of 1024 x 768 
that I have it set to. I can change the display settings and all is 
well until the next time. If I turn on the monitor before xorg starts 
then all is as it should be. I've used the configuration under Gentoo, 
Mandriva and Ubuntu with no problems. There appears to be something 
different in the way Arch is configured but so far I've not been able 
to find it. Has anyone got any ideas please?



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