hi i am trying to edit my xorg.conf file properly in arch to just set the primary display on my hdmi and not my laptop screen i use arandr but it always goes back to default as i am using openbox as a de now i edited the autostart with xrandr --output HDMI1 --mode 1920x1080 _60 & but doest work
Try adding the
--primary option to the HDMI output.
arandr to generate a script (Layout → Save As) and add the contents of the script to the autostart file.
i tried editing xrandr with --primary at he end but it wouldn’t work now with arandr i have to keep setting the HDMI as primary and disabling the laptop screen as it doesn’t save itself how do i make a script i mean is there a tutorial
Once you have
arandr arranged how you like select “Layout” in the menu bar at the top of the program and then choose “Save As” and type in a name for the script — it will be saved in the
~/.screenlayout/ directory by default (with a
.sh suffix), which is a bit obscure.
and then add that autostart?
so arandr ~/.screenlayout/thename &?
Add the contents of the script (except the
#!/bin/sh line) to
Or if you want to call the script directly instead then add
i will give it a try im surprised it didnt work with the previous command because it works on my other machine but that doesn’t have dual monitors
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf Section "Monitor" Identifier "VGA1" Option "Primary" "true" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "HDMI1" Option "LeftOf" "VGA1" EndSection