[SOLVED] Mirror Displays is My Only Option

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[SOLVED] Mirror Displays is My Only Option

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I've searched through the forums and didn't find anything else about this. I using a laptop and a second monitor. I can't get the desktop to span the 2 displays. When I go into Display settings, I can untick "Mirror Displays" and both displays will show and I can ever rearrange the displays. I then select "Apply" but nothing changes even though it shows 2 displays and the "mirror displays" is not checked. If I exit the display setting and go back in, then the "mirror displays" is ticked again.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled 3 or 4 time to be sure that it wasn't an installation issue. Has anyone seen this issue. Following is my configuration info:

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System:
  Kernel: 5.10.5-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux 
  root=UUID=24b80ed9-e0a6-44d1-836b-f7ac471351f7 rw quiet 
  resume=UUID=28331ad0-eaaf-47df-836f-e5bde04a60ba loglevel=3 audit=0 
  Desktop: N/A wm: LG3D dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: ArcoLinux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E6540 v: 00 serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 9 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 0725FP v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: A26 
  date: 10/09/2018 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 76.9 Wh condition: 76.9/73.3 Wh (105%) volts: 12.5/11.1 
  model: Samsung SDI DELL 5CGM4A7 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Full 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse serial: <filter> 
  charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging 
  Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K330 
  serial: <filter> charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes 
  status: Discharging 
CPU:
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-4610M bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Haswell family: 6 model-id: 3C (60) stepping: 3 microcode: 25 
  L2 cache: 4 MiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 23955 
  Speed: 2086 MHz min/max: 800/3700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2086 2: 2313 
  3: 1846 4: 1111 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
  Type: mds 
  status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT vulnerable 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Vulnerable: No microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Dell 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0416 
  Device-2: AMD Mars XTX [Radeon HD 8790M] vendor: Dell driver: radeon 
  v: kernel alternate: amdgpu bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:6606 
  Device-3: Microdia Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 1-1.5:3 chip ID: 0c45:64d0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: picom v: git-dac85 
  driver: ati,intel,radeon unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa display ID: :0 
  screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") 
  s-diag: 582mm (22.9") 
  Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") 
  diag: 389mm (15.3") 
  Monitor-2: HDMI1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 96 size: 510x290mm (20.1x11.4") 
  diag: 587mm (23.1") 
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing. 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio vendor: Dell 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 chip ID: 8086:0c0c 
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Dell 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:8c20 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.5-arch1-1 
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217-LM vendor: Dell driver: e1000e v: kernel 
  port: f080 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:153a 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN driver: N/A modules: ssb, wl 
  port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:4311 
  Device-3: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel 
  modules: wl port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:088e 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
RAID:
  Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci 
  v: 3.0 port: f060 bus ID: 00:1f.2 chip ID: 8086.282a rev: 04 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 111.79 GiB used: 8.22 GiB (7.4%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Intel model: SSDSC2CT120A3 
  size: 111.79 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  serial: <filter> rev: 300i 
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw size: 25 GiB size: 24.48 GiB (97.93%) used: 8.07 GiB (33.0%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%) 
  used: 280 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 
  ID-3: /home raw size: 84.29 GiB size: 82.46 GiB (97.84%) 
  used: 145 MiB (0.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C mobo: 45.0 C sodimm: SODIMM C gpu: radeon 
  temp: 36.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3215 
Info:
  Processes: 191 Uptime: 19m wakeups: 9 Memory: 3.74 GiB 
  used: 1.26 GiB (33.6%) Init: systemd v: 247 target: graphical.target 
  Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1172 lib: 220 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.4 
  running in: urxvt inxi: 3.2.01
  
Thank you,
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Re: [OPEN] Mirror Displays is My Only Option

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Still missing some info

After checking there is no such issue posted on the forum you create a new post in the correct forum. Give us the following elements at least.
- what iso are you using - type' iso' in the terminal and copy paste that in the post between tags in the forum post
- type 'inxi -b' in a terminal and copy/paste the code between tags in the forum post
- type 'probe' in a terminal and provide us the link
- what graphical drivers have you installed
- on what desktop does the error occur
- is that system up to date - go to TTY (CTRL + ALT + F2 or in VIrtualbox RIght CTRL + F2) and type 'update' and reboot first
- why do you think you have an issue - previous actions can explain the current issue
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Re: [OPEN] Mirror Displays is My Only Option

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'''
[mike@mike-arco ~]$ iso
ISO_RELEASE=v20.11.9
ISO_CODENAME=ArcoLinuxB-xmonad
ISO_BUILD=Thu Oct 22 09:28:09 AM CEST 2020
'''
'''
[mike@mike-arco ~]$ inxi -b
System: Host: mike-arco Kernel: 5.10.6-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A Distro: ArcoLinux
Machine: Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E6540 v: 00 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Dell model: 0725FP v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell v: A26
date: 10/09/2018
Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 76.9 Wh condition: 76.9/73.3 Wh (105%)
CPU: Info: Dual Core Intel Core i7-4610M [MT MCP] speed: 878 MHz min/max: 800/3700 MHz
Graphics: Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel
Device-2: AMD Mars XTX [Radeon HD 8790M] driver: radeon v: kernel
Device-3: Microdia Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: ati,intel,radeon
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1: 1920x1080~60Hz 2: 1920x1080~60Hz
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217-LM driver: e1000e
Device-2: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN driver: N/A
Device-3: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 driver: iwlwifi
Drives: Local Storage: total: 111.79 GiB used: 8.37 GiB (7.5%)
Info: Processes: 189 Uptime: 5m Memory: 3.74 GiB used: 1.16 GiB (31.1%) Shell: Bash
inxi: 3.2.01
'''
'''
[mike@mike-arco ~]$ probe
Probe for hardware ... Ok
Reading logs ... Ok
Uploaded to DB, Thank you!

Probe URL: https://linux-hardware.org/?probe=51bf642474
'''
No graphical drivers.
This is the Xmonad version of ArchLinux. After signing in, as soon as it get to the desktop, I press Alt-F3 for the menu, go to Settings and then Display
When I hit Ctrl-Alt-F2 and type Update, I get the response "There is nothing to do"
I'm assuming that I should be able to span the 2 displays. Maybe that's where my assumptions are incorrect

Thank you,

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Re: [OPEN] Mirror Displays is My Only Option

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What settings is this?

probably from XFCE

that will not help

it is xrandr and arandr that does your job for you in tiling window managers

some of the icons in xfce settings will work others not
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Re: [SOLVED] Mirror Displays is My Only Option

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That was the hint that I needed. You mentioned xrandr and arandr. I jumped in and did some quick reading and decided to install ARandR. That did the trick. I was able to select the two monitors, position them as needed, and click apply. Just that simple.

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Re: [SOLVED] Mirror Displays is My Only Option

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great

let the fun start then
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