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HP Chromebook: Crouton-Xfce: Dual Monitor: aRandR

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1. Run:

sudo apt-get install arandr

2. Open Arandr (menu > settings > arandr) and move the monitors to the desired position using drag and drop

Screen Layout Editor_020

3. Apply select Layout > Save As, enter a name for this layout and save it.

This creates a script under ~/.screenlayout 

4. Add a new Launcher to the panel > properties > add new empty item:

Name: Dual Screen

Command: /home/yourname/.screenlayout/doublescreen.sh

Icon: Insert Image


Arandr is a simple GUI for XRandR:

In multi monitors setups, Xubuntu / Xfce clones (mirrors) instead of expanding the display to the external monitor so use Arandr to extend the display instead of cloning (mirror) it.

 Details Here.

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Written by SilverWav

August 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm

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  1. But how do you make it have non mirror displays… when I plug in my monitor to my chromebook while running xfce4 through crouton all I get is two screens with the exact same thing. Do you know how to use aRandR to have an extended screen instead of mirror?

    hans

    January 27, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    • I have added an image of arandr showing the two screens in use.
      IIRC they are initially on top of one another.


      sudo apt-get install arandr

      2. Open Arandr(menu > settings > arandr) and move the monitors to the desired position using drag and drop

      SilverWav

      January 31, 2014 at 10:02 pm


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