[XFCE] Display settings back to default after reboot - started recently after updates

I am running Manjaro stable, AMD Radeon 580x with the video-linux driver.

I recently applied some updates and started having this issue, before it would remember the settings I made in Settings > Display.

I switch from kernel 5.0.15-1 to 5.1.1-2 with no change.

I also tried setting /home/HOME/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml to read only, but that did not work.

Any ideas on how to fix issue? I would like to get to the root of the issue, rather than apply work arounds if possible.

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In case it was not clear above, this happens after every reboot.

Same here. I have "Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (Intel Corporation)" from my CPU (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz) and I have the video-linux driver installed.

After a recent update, every time I reboot I have to open up Display settings and uncheck "Mirror Displays" and specify the primary monitor.

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Also, it happens whether I simply logout and back in or reboot.

Please check if upstream has reported issues for this already. Also check which exact versions of packages might not work for you. We are currently on heavy development for XFCE 4.14 release.

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As a workaround you could make a startup script which sets the correct settings.

I also started to see a display issue every system start after a recent update..

I posted about it here:

For example I have this startup script:

xrandr --output DVI-D-0 --mode 1680x1050 --rate 60.00 --pos 1920x15 --rotate normal --output HDMI-0 --primary --mode 1920x1080 --rate 75.00 --pos 0x0 --rotate normal --output DP-0 --off --output DP-1 --off

theres been a couple threads in the past few days about this.

i'll link the others in a min, i dont think a permanent solution was found though.

I think this one seams to be similar:
Display settings resolution not saved

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have you tried what was mentioned as a workaround in this duplicate issue?


Looks like new settings are preserved over reboot/relogin only if a new profile is created. Previously I had no profiles available.

@dglt Thanks! That workaround (creating a Display profile) seems to have fixed the problem.


I think I already had profiles set when it occurred. I'll retest.

Edit: This did not fix it for me. After login when the wrong monitor setup is presented, if I start xfce4-display-settings -m at that moment the correct setting is enabled. If I just start xfce4-display-settings (without -m) nothing happens.

So I re-enabled my startup script workaround.

try removing any existing profiles first, then creating a new one

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Tested. Didn't work.

Well hopefully there will be a fix in the future.. In the meantime I can live with it (using a startup script).

I guess I could report in the XFCE bug report, but I don't have any more info apart from that it doesn't work for me.

Thanks for all the replies.

Creating a new profile (did not have one before) solved this issue for me.


Thanks a lot. It works after creating a Display profile

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

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This problem is happening again. It's recurred after the latest updates. I tried creating a new display profile for the display settings I have but whenever I reboot it doesn't pick it up.

have you checked the update announcement thread for the most recent updates to see if others are having this issue?

You mean this thread: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15437 ?

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