I have a laptop with Manjaro running KDE desktop… I can hook it up to a dock with two external displays.
I have configured the displays using the KDE > System Settings > Display Configuration so that both are “Enabled” and one of them is “Primary”. Most of the time everything works fine this way.
Sometimes when the laptop is NOT docked and I am working on something then I dock the laptop the desktop appears on the wrong display… the one that is NOT configured as the “Primary” display. So I have to drag all the windows over to my main so-called primary display.
When I click “Identify” it does correctly identify the external displays.
Has anyone come across this before?
I’m having trouble trying to replicate exactly when this happens. Earlier it happened when the laptop was booted up with applications running and it was not docked. I closed the lid (in my configuration this just turns off the laptop display) then docked it and then the laptop desktop appeared on the wrong external display. But actually I tried repeating this now and the laptop desktop appeared on the correct external display, the “Primary” one.
What I want:
- Whenever the laptop is docked and off when I turn it on I want the laptop desktop to go to Dell P2419HC.
- If the laptop is docked and I put it to sleep then when I wake it up I want its desktop to go to Dell P2419HC.
- If I am working on the laptop and it is not docked, when I put it in the dock again I want the laptop desktop to go to Dell P2419HC.