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Re: first experience with XFCE

From: Gottfried
Subject: Re: first experience with XFCE
Date: Tue, 16 May 2023 09:07:15 +0000

thanks for help

I run
"guix shell xeyes"

and saw that the eyes of xeyes follow the mouse.

this means I am in X (and not Wayland) in XFCE.

’man xrandr’ gives me infos.

but starting xrandr in the shell says command was not found.

Does that mean that even man shows help infos for xrandr
xrandr is not installed?

or does it only show help infos if a package is installed?

Kind regards


Am 15.05.23 um 15:44 schrieb Felix Lechner:
Hi Gottfried,

On Mon, May 15, 2023 at 6:37 AM Gottfried <> wrote:

In XFCE it is impossible to put my additonal monitor on top of the laptop.

The older X system is not great when it comes to "multi-head" setups.
You can check whether you are in X (and not Wayland) by seeing if the
eyes in xeyes (from the xeyes package) follow your mouse. If they do,
you can use xrandr from the xrandr package to configure your screens.

Any graphical program you may be using in XFCE likely calls xrandr, as well.

Kind regards


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