Just got a pretty fresh install of Debian/XFCE. Both monitors work out of the box on my 8400GS. I was unable to find an option to change it so I can span is as 1 work space instead of having them mirrored.
On a fresh install of Debian 8 with XFCE (with a NVIDIA GeForce 210 according to lspci, and a P7P55D Asus mainboard), I just added a second monitor. This second monitor does not switches off even though the first one does due to the Screensaver Preferences → Advanced → Off After 3 minutes.
The new screen is a HP Pavilion 25xw plugged in using a HDMI cord.
The old screen is a Philips 190S plugged in using a VGA cord.
The new screen (HP on HDMI) only goes blank when the old one (Philips VGA) turns off.
- on the same machine, I also have Windows XP: both screens turns off at the same time with the power management. - I tried on Debian: Code: Select allsleep 5 && xrandr --output HDMI-1 –off
It turns off the second monitor, so I know that it is possible to turn it off from my Debian.
How to set up the system so that both monitors power off when the machine is not used?
I'm trying to set up a dual monitor system with my Dell E7450 laptop with Debian Stretch and KDE 4.14.2. The graphic card is a Intel HD5500 with xserver-xorg-video-intel version 2:2.99.917-2. The first time I simply connected the HDMI plug, it recognized the monitor and it automagically set up the extended dual monitor. Then I unplugged the HDMI and KDE froze. Now every time I plug in the second monitor the laptop monitor goes black, the desktop goes on the external monitor and the mouse cursor moves only vertically along the leftmost edge of the monitor.
prior to showing the GNOME user logon screen. Unfortunately, all information I seem to be able to find on this appears to be relevant for pre-systemd Linux only.
The situation is that I have two monitors: One small tilted monitor on the left with 1024 x 768 which should be secondary and one larger landscape monitor on the right with 1920 x 1080 which should be secondary. Everything works persistently AFTER a user has logged on. However, after booting the system or after changing users, the small monitor becomes primary so (a) the user needs to logon using that monitor and (b) as the monitor is physically tilted, one needs to tilt the head to read it wihtout the xrandr commands.
If I can get beyond this issue, there is a second issue: While one can pick the primary and secondary monitor in Gnome, monitor numbers 1 and 2 seem to be fixed. This becomes a problem when using freeRDP to connect to a Windows server with dual monitors. Then, the smaller, secondary monitor is number 1 and thus, it is the Windows logon and primary screen. Is there a way to switch numbers 1 and 2 in Linux, for example somewhere in the grub configuration?
Just installed Debian 8, coming from Ubuntu12, it seems I cannot get my dual monitors to work as it should.
I want two monitors side by side, currently I have two identical outputs. I looked around a bit and register two possible problems.
root@bigcem101-debian:/home/bigcem101# xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 400, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768 default connected primary 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
Hence, problem 1: it is as if there is only one monitor detected. Then I tried to look for Xorg.conf ..... and: problem 2 xorg.conf is not there. This seems to be normal but when I installed my Ubuntu years ago it was still there and one could manually set things. There must be something new I am missing.
Card: VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV670 [Radeon HD 3690/3850]
It seems I have both ati and radeon installed.
root@bigcem101-debian:/home/bigcem101# X -configure (EE) Fatal server error: (EE) Server is already active for display 0
I just switched from Ubuntu to Debian and I am having trouble doing something that I found easy to do with Ubuntu. I have a Radeon R9 graphics card from MSI with dual DVI ports and I'm trying to get xrandr/arandr to detect my dual monitors but it only detects one. I've installed all the drivers and even installed the "amdgpu" driver from the Ubuntu repository but still not detecting. What drivers am I missing?
I have an external monitor attached trough a VGA cable to my laptop PC, with the monitor settings shown below. The problem is that when I have the external display connected, video players such as VLC or MPlayer display a black screen instead of the video, with only the sounds working. If I unplug the monitor everything works fine.
Setup Specs: Dist: Debian Wheezy Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 Gnome Version: 2.30.2 Laptop: Asus Eee PC 1000HE (10" LCD screen) External Monitor: LG Flatron Wide L204WT, 20'' Widescreen LCD Monitor
Pressing left, middle and right button of mouse at bottom and right edges or bottom left, top right and bottom right corners of the screen does not work with fittstool-2.0 on openbox in debian jessie with dual monitor.
Pressing left, middle and right button of mouse at top and left edges and top-left corner on the screen works correctly.
I use openbox on debian jessie. I do not install any desktop environment explicitly.
In the jessie, I installed gcc, make, libglib2.0-0, pkg-config, libcairo2-dev and libxcb1-dev.
I downloaded [URL] .... and confirmed that the sha1sum value of the downloaded file matches sha1sum value given at [URL] ....
I expanded the downloaded file by Code: Select alltar -xvf fittstool-2.0.tar.gz into fittstool-2.0 directory.
I executed with an ordinary (non-root) user: Code: Select allcd fittstool-2.0 make
I executed with root privilege on the fittstool-2.0 directory Code: Select allmake install
I executed the following with the ordinary user: Code: Select allfittstool and ~/.config/fittstool/fittstoolrc was generated.
I modified it as Code: Select all[TopLeft] LeftButton=gnome-terminal MiddleButton=pcmanfm RightButton=iceweasel
gives: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2560 x 1024, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA1 connected 1280x1024+1280+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 408mm x 306mm 1600x1200 60.00 + 1280x1024 75.02* 60.02 1280x960 75.04 60.00 1152x864 75.00 1024x768 85.00 75.08 70.07 60.00 832x624 74.55 800x600 85.06 72.19 75.00 60.32 56.25 640x480 85.01 75.00 72.81 66.67 60.00 720x400 70.08
HDMI1 connected 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 376mm x 301mm 1280x1024 60.02*+ 1280x960 60.00 1152x864 75.00 1024x768 75.08 70.07 60.00 800x600 72.19 75.00 60.32 640x480 75.00 72.81 60.00 720x400 70.08
DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
I'm trying to get dual monitors working on a fresh install of debian from the netinst install cd. I did not allow the installer to download any packages and then manually installed xorg gnome-core & gdm using apt-get.
The monitors are plugged into the onboard vga and dvi ports of my motherboard. I believe the chipset is intel.
I just a newbie.i want to try customize my desktop.i found a website shown linux desktop very greatfull, like this :but i don't know how to start it.any expert guys please let me know the guiding for me to start this.
I am running Debian testing with XFCE and have been trying various GTK email clients looking for something I like. So far I like Balsa but everytime I start the program, Debian asks for my gnome-keyring password. How do I kill this behavior?
I was having a problem with the sound not going up to a high volume on my machine, so I tried following some online tutorials and ended up destroying the sound system on my machine. Now, instead of just having quite sound, I have no sound. The machine is a Dell Precision server and the attached files show my sound configuration. Ideally, I would like a way to make the sound louder (>100%), but now I will settle for just having sound.
!!################################ !!ALSA Information Script v 0.4.64 !!################################ !!Script ran on: Tue Nov 3 19:49:23 UTC 2015
I have been encounter 2 bugs on 2 sides of the coin. Seems it doesn't fix since Wheezy till now.
1. When I don't install any nonfree firmware I'm stuck at 1024x768 resoultions unable to turn to 1366x768 2. But when I install nonfree firmware my 1366x768 was solved but I encounter other new bugs
>> On Jessie: XFCE4.10 doesn't save any wallpaper everytime when reboot the pc & always reset to default. But when remove nonfree firmware the bg save normally but I've to stuck at 1024x768 resulotion. This also happen on Wheezy as well. >> On Stretch: XFCE4.12 workspace become too long ugly. But when remove nonfree firmware the workspace become normal but I've to stuck at 1024x768 resulotion once again.
So any way with nonfree installed without this XFCE bugs or without nonfree driver install but make resolution 1366x768 work for not to stuck in 1024x768 resolutions. Overall I'm quite satisfy Stretch testing than Jessie Stable.
The problem is that I cannot switch between users.I have copied a script from another site, but it will only open a new lightdm in a new display (tty8) while the other user's session is still active (tty7).
In xscreensaver, the same thing happens. If I click New Login, it will open a new lightdm session in a new display.I have searched in Google and these forums for some time already and I could not find any solution.I have just installed Debian 8.1 and XFCE in this computer, migrating from Debian 7.8 and Gnome. What I want is the same effect (or similar) to what gdm/gnome does.I have also found a solution that's about installing xfswitch-plugin, but it will also install gdm3 and lots of gnome dependencies.
Out of daemons desperation* i had to install xfce4 Ok: kidding aside. I would like to add a shortcut to open the menu, but can't figure out how to call it. I checked */bin, but it ain't mentioned there. *heck: I think desolation is the better word.
I have just installed Squeeze and my xfce works, but I don't get a panel, unless I start it manually withxfce4-panel &As this worked,ded it to the automatically started applications. I logged-out and then back in but no panel. I did a ps -ef | grep -i paneland the panel doesn't appear to be running.
I recently gave XFCE a try, after using Openbox for a long time and I really like it, so that I think I will switch totally to XFCE. All is working fine, except one thing: I really would like to have event sounds.
So I launched the Appearance-Module and checked under the Settings-tab both Enable event sounds and Enable input feedback sounds. Following the tooltip for the event sounds I also installed libcanberra, but I get absolutely no event sound.
I thought, maybe there is a lack of a sound theme, so I also installed freedesktop-sound-theme, but that didn't help. I did already searched with Google and in this forum, but have found nothing that would help me. I would be very happy if anyone can give me an advice what to check or has a link to a tutorial for this sounds.
I've been thinking about moving from Gnome to Xfce for atleast something more lightweight and etc. But I do not know of any good ways to completely remove Gnome without issues and etc. removing all of Gnome? And does Debian Squeeze have Xfce 4.8?
I am trying to make a web server with debian 6 and i want a xfce dsektop when i need to open files,extract,navigate but to be able to turn it off when i dont need it (to save ressources).I already installed it with aptitude install xorg and aptitude install xfce.
When trying to make my Xfce desktop in Debian 7 (wheezy) look the same way as in Xubuntu 12.04 (precise), I am able to (by copying some files from Xubuntu packages) make the fonts render the same way, set up the same desktop and icon themes etc and make everything look identical, with the exception of the fonts...
Since that, if I choose the font "Sans 10" for my desktop, in Debian - with all the same anti-aliasing options, and such, that I use in Xubuntu - the text looks smaller, everywhere, compared to Xubuntu.
So... How come this happens, if I have chosen the same font "Sans" with the same size "10"?
Below, are the different results, depending on the OS in question.
In Debian Xfce, I get this:
While, in Xubuntu, I get this:
I remember this same thing happening, once, when I was experimenting with setting up an Openbox desktop environment, on top of an Ubuntu 12.04 command line install, where, if I used LightDM, as the login manager, I would observe this same font size "reduction" (in, at least, some of the applications), with the theme I was trying to set up, while, if I used GDM, as the login manager, I would not observe this same font size reduction. (And, so, it seemed that some GTK library(?), being used by the GDM, prevented this from happening(?)...)
Also, I read somewhere, on the Internet, that Xubuntu builds Xfce on top of GNOME(?) (libraries, I guess)...
Could it be that, by installing some GTK library, the fonts will "return" to normal size? Or, do I have to configure something else, somewhere?
(P.S. - I've also tried choosing the size "11", in Debian Xfce - in case it's a matter of different values used, for the numbers, in each OS - but, if I do so, it only makes the text bigger than in Xubuntu, with the size "10"...)
I want to give some of my directories special folder icons. For example, I have a Projects directory and I noticed that there is a special 'projects' directory icon available in my icon theme; I think that it would be nice to use that icon instead of the default directory icon.Google informs me that the file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs can be edited to give certain directories special properties, including special icons. However, all my changes to the file get reverted after restarting my computer. Is there a way to make changes to user-dirs.dirs permanent?
I'm configuring a fresh install of Debian 8 and I'm having a problem creating new user accounts, using XFCE.I'm using the console for setting new user accounts, without any problems yet when I log in the user accounts to check if everything is ready to use I get a persistent message from the system warning the session is in kiosk mode.I've went through several step by step guides I've found over the net, went to the XFCE wiki trying to find an answer for this, with no success. I've even tried deleting user accounts and recreating it but the problem persists.