Wrong monitor setup

When I boot my computer first Grub menu loads in my second monitor (16:10 DVI) and my main monitor (16:9 HDMI) is not recognized. Why is that?

Then when I boot into the system, the monitor setup is wrong. I set it correctly before, but when I reboot, the wrong setting is restored, meaning that the second monitor is set as my main monitor, where the menu and icons appear, although the startup screen is loaded on the other screen.

I think this is happening since I started to use a newer kernel..

EDIT: After testing with different kernels it seams to have nothing to do with that.


and always

$ inxi -Fxxxz


FYI I am still alive just very busy.:slightly_smiling_face:

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  Kernel: 5.1.1-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc 
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Thanks, but this didn't fix the issue. The monitor I like to be the main monitor after startup is configured to be my right monitor although I have configured it to be on the left and primary (so monitors are switched wrong). I have to reset the setting to the correct config after every startup.

What is also weird, but maybe unrelated is that very often after startup the Manjaro theme is gone and I see some sort of old Gnome theme. Logging out and in fixes this temporary.

Use a start script for your settings.

It was a known Xfce fail.

I found a workaround for my problem: I used arandr to set the correct monitor position and lxrandr to set the refresh rate (weird enough they both have a setting the other doesn't have) and then put them together as a startup script.

I still find it strange that my display settings are reverted. If I do the following command:
xfce4-display-settings -m
I get the monitor selection screen, but at that point it seams to have picked up my original saved settings correctly.

This issue seemed fixed via update Xfce 4.14pre1. I disabled my personal startup script.

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