Restoring KDE Multiple Monitor Display Settings

When running multiple monitors on KDE, the current display settings may not be restored after reboot. Replacing xrandrmonitor with kscreen is one easy way to work around this.

Tags: archlinux kde


The following steps have been tested in KDE 4.13 to 4.14.9 on ArchLinux. First, install kscreen via your distro’s package manager, i.e. on ArchLinux:

# pacman -S kscreen

Now unload and remove xrandrmonitor from KDE modules:

# qdbus-qt4 org.kde.kded /kded org.kde.kded.unloadModule randrmonitor
# qdbus-qt4 org.kde.kded /kded org.kde.kded.setModuleAutoloading randrmonitor false

Then load the kscreen KDE module:

# qdbus-qt4 org.kde.kded /kded org.kde.kded.loadModule kscreen

Related Resources

  • KDE – Multiple Monitors (ArchLinux Wiki)
  • KScreen (Fedora Wiki) Note: the installation steps are outdated – follow the steps above when installing kscreen.