Dual monitor setup changes after logoff/on

Gene Smith gds at chartertn.net
Tue Apr 26 02:26:32 UTC 2011

Armelius Cameron wrote, On 04/23/2011 10:57 AM:
> On Saturday, April 23, 2011 02:05:09 am Gene Smith wrote:
>> Note: this problem is covered in kde bug
>> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=183143 which is classified as
>> "resolved as fixed" but *many* disagree.
> Thanks for pointing out this bug. I have been having exactly the same problem
> as you have and wondering about it too. I have F14 fully updated and it still
> having the problem. Fortunately this one is on my desktop where I only rarely
> log off, so that somewhat mitigates the annoyance. But I am not sure if I can
> live with this bug on the laptop where I move it around a lot and connect it
> to different external displays at home, work, etc.
> AC

Hi AC,

Right above my bug posting there is a work-around that sounds promising. 
I received this additional information from the person who posting the 


I found a workaround for this problem.
You should edit .kde/share/config/krandrrc by hand.
The bottom line is that the StartupCommands= line
is currently brain dead. Try to use a single xrandr call
with multiple --output options there.

More details here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699024

Let me know if you have more questions, or send me the broken
StartupCommands= line, so that I can fix it for you.

<end quote>

I also wonder about the startupconfig file in the same dir that contains 
the same xrandr string and if it should be changed too. Unfortunately I 
can't try anything now since the system with 2 monitors is at another 

I have cc's the workaround poster who has generously offered to help 
resolve the issue.


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