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    xrandr in Awesome: Trying to align two monitors to each other


    I am trying to find a way to align these monitors to each other, but I a unable to find a way to do this.

    As you see from my sketch, this is the way my monitors are placed. I have rotated the right screen but any windows I move over will emerge at the very top of the right screen as illustrated in red...

    Does anyone know a way to do this using xrandr? I have tried arandr and lxrandr and they were both too simple to address this problem. I know there are better tools like nvidia twinview or tools in within Gnome or KDE to handle these issues but I use Awesome and do not whish to install all of KDE or Gnome to handle this...


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    Quote Originally Posted by johanlindgren View Post
    I have tried arandr and lxrandr and they were both too simple to address this problem.
    are you sure you tried arandr's drag'n'drop functionality?
    you can move the monitors around.
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    Yes, that's true that you can move the monitors around in arandr - however, when you do that you only move the desktop out of the screen. It looked at first just as what I needed but it only moved the desktop inside the virtual resolution (screen #1 + screen #2).

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    I have heard, however that it might be possible to "extract" the xrandr parameters from a setup, and if so, I can boot a fedora live-cd, move the monitor settings according to my setup and "extract" the xrandr setting... however I have not had this confirmed yet (it sounds to me a little bit to good to be true) but if someone knows about this, them please share

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