How To Do Linux: Enable Dual Displays In Manjaro Linux

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UPDATE ::: This tutorial is NO LONGER NECESSARY for the XFCE release of Manjaro. A GUI tool HAS BEEN PLACED in that particular release. I beleve it is STILL NECESSARY for the Openbox release.

I show you how to enable multiple displays in Manjaro Linux. This will most likely work in Arch Linux, but I am uncertain about any other distros. Comment and Subscribe!

Commands:
xrandr -q
xrandr –output “right monitor” –auto –output “right monitor” –auto –right-of “left monitor”

13 Comments

  1. Hey there, could u please shed a light – I've gotten 2 gpus, and 1 VGA cable connected to one monitor, 1 HDMI connected to another monitor. When I run the first command line, there is only 1 "HDMI – connected"… Do u think it's possible to activate the second monitor please?

    [manjaro@manjaro ~]$ xrandr -q
    Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
    DVI-D-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    HDMI-0 connected primary 1920×1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 598mm x 336mm
    1920×1080 60.00*+ 59.94 50.00
    1680×1050 59.95
    1600×900 60.00
    1440×900 59.89
    1280×1024 60.02
    1280×800 59.81
    1280×720 60.00 59.94 50.00
    1024×768 70.07 60.00
    800×600 72.19 60.32 56.25
    720×576 50.00
    720×480 59.94
    640×480 72.81 59.94
    DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DP-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DP-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DP-4 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    DP-5 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    [manjaro@manjaro ~]$

  2. Thanks so much.
    Works great on Manjaro Openbox on my 10" Netbook and 19" Monitor.
    Have not yet set up a clickable shortcut, but works great as an alias:
    alias 2mon='xrandr –output LVDS1 –auto –output LVDS1 –auto –left-of VGA1'

  3. Awsome video! Thanks for it. Unfortunatly it didn't work for me. I got this issue, xrandr: screen cannot be larger than 2560×2560 (desired size 4240×1600). I wanted to have my 22" screen verticle and to the left of my main display, 2560×1600. Is there any way to set it manually?

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