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Re: first experience with XFCE

From: Gottfried
Subject: Re: first experience with XFCE
Date: Wed, 17 May 2023 12:04:01 +0000

Hi Christian,

I am wondering why you can with your laptops in XFCE put monitors on top of each other,

but I can’t do that.

It simply doesn’t work.

Kind regards


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Date: Wed, 17 May 2023 10:56:02 +0000
From: Christian Gelinek <>
Subject: Re: first experience with XFCE
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On 16/5/23 09:07, Gottfried wrote:

> 2.
> ’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?

This is interesting, I just tried this myself, with the same effect:
`man xrandr` shows the manual but trying to run it (either as my user or
with `sudo` returns with `command not found`.

> Am 15.05.23 um 15:44 schrieb Felix Lechner:
>> 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.

I'm not an expert, but I respectfully disagree: I have been using XFCE
for several years now - initially under Xubuntu on several systems, now
under Guix on my laptop and under Debian on both of my work PCs.

All of them use multiple monitors.  In fact, I'm writing this email on
my monitor which is "on top of" my laptop screen at this very moment.

I'm using the default XFCE Display settings [0] to configure the
relative positioning of my screens.


Kind regards,

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