[arch-general] Dual monitor issue

Daniel Sonck daniel at sonck.nl
Mon Jan 18 14:56:32 UTC 2021

On Monday, January 18, 2021 1:32:13 PM CET pete via arch-general wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jan 2021 04:25:16 +0100
> Daniel Sonck via arch-general <arch-general at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:
> > Hey Pete,
> > 
> > On Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:21:21 AM CET pete via arch-general wrote:
> > > Evening Archers
> > > 
> > > O am trying to find where KDE Plasma  stores the settings for multiple
> > > monitors but can not find it yet  .
> > 
> > It seems to be stored in $HOME/.local/share/kscreen
> > 
> > It contains multiple files, one for each seen screen configuration (think
> > about a specific combination of displays to specific outputs, swapping
> > displays around would probably create a new config. As well as exchanging
> > models of displays) I imagine clearing this folder (or moving it to
> > another
> > location) would probably reset it to whatever Xorg thinks is best during
> > session start.
> > 
> > > I have 2 identical monitors both were working fine  now i have lost the
> > > panel on the one monitor and can not restore it i have tried all the
> > > suggestions i can find so last resort i want to look at the configs for
> > > the
> > > monitors  so which file are the configs stored in please .
> > > 
> > > Thanks   Pete
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Daniel
> Hi Daniel
> Yes i had spotted those but alas no mention of the Panel  in any of them 
> one thing that woild be interesting is the configs directory in that tree
> do you have anything in there it is empty here
Ah yes, I think I misunderstood (EE background so for me a LCD display is 
synonymous with panel) but you refer to the bars with start, task switcher 
etc. I actually found those at $HOME/.config/plasmashellrc and $HOME/.config/

>From what I could deduce, it seems like the plasmashellrc file contains the 
panel description in size and a mapping of the screens, and the plasma-
org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc contains the details of which widgets are in 
there. As it contains references to the actual widgets, their order, and it 
also seems to reference the screen. The lastScreen seems to coincide with the 
index under [ScreenConnectors] for the xrandr name of the screen.

This is all guesswork and reverse engineering based on observations, but I 
think this should help a bit. At least now I also know where to find these 
things when it borks up for me.

Note, as answer to your question, on one PC the configs directory is empty for 
me, and the other doesn't have it at all.
> Pete



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