Setting up Dual Monitors on XFCE Arch Linux
Another simple guide on Arch Linux setup. I ran into some trouble in setting up dual-monitors in extended mode on my XFCE install so here is how I got it eventually working, hopefully it will save you some time.
Setting up Dual Monitors
So the process isn’t really that hard it’s just pretty poorly documented. To set up dual monitors in Arch Linux your going to need a tool called xrandr, which you should already have installed!
Step 1. Run
xrandr -q it will list your displays, in my case my displays are DVI-0 and DVI-1 yours my be different.
Step 2. Test your displays using this command
xrandr --output DVI-0 --auto --output DVI-1 --auto --right-of DVI-0
Step 3. The command above can be modified to fit your situation you should get the idea it’s pretty self explanatory.
Step 4. If the command turned out successful all you need to do is open up your “XFCE Settings Manager” and go to “Session and Startup” then click on “Application Autostart” and add the command to your autostart so every-time you boot your displays will adjust.