[openbox] Dual monitors in openbox

Andrew Gallant jamslam at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 12:24:07 EDT 2010

The first part of your problem sounds like you might be experiencing some
dead area[1]. I didn't think this was a problem in Openbox, but maybe I'm

The second part of your problem I don't think is related to Openbox. It's up
to lxpanel to recognize a multi monitor setup. Tint2 has support for
multiple monitors (as does the panels in KDE and Gnome).

[1] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xinerama#Dead_space

- Andrew
Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito

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> Hi all, I am currently trying to set up a second monitor in openbox using
> Arch linux. Everything seems to work fine with xrandr, except for my
> lxpanel. On my laptop, the max resolution it can go is 1024x768, so I set
> it
> as that, and with my second monitor, I try to set it to 1280x1024 (the
> max.)
> Now this all works except on my laptop I can't see the bottom inch of the
> page, and the lxpanel is stretched across both monitors and I would prefer
> it to be on my laptop monitor only. I don't know what I am missing, could
> any of you offer any help? Thanks so much!!!
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