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Workspaces are not moved and disapper when switching from single to multi monitor setup #2936
URL to a logfile as per http://i3wm.org/docs/debugging.html:
What I did:
when using i3 with multi monitors some work spaces just disappear when moving from the single initial login present monitor (laptop) to a multi screen setup.
now ie workspace 2 is gone
What I saw:
What I expected instead:
This is also happening to me:
When I try to move the workspace via
In the provided logfile, searching for “RandR 1.5” yields only one result, suggesting that the log doesn’t contain any output changes.
Could either of you provide a logfile which contains just the bare minimum steps to reproduce this issue, ideally with a step-by-step description of what you did? Bonus points for reproducing the issue with the default config.
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Sep 18, 2017
I have been having this problem as well, only after upgrading from 4.11 (I'm on Ubuntu Xenial) to 4.14 via the i3 repo, and adding
Happy to provide any info that might help. This issue makes the difference between i3 being an absolute dream to work with and almost unusable for me, because I have to dock/undock my laptop frequently.
Comments above mention a log file; how do I generate one?
In the mean-time, heres the info I have:
xrandr output while connected to dock (laptop monitor eDP1 + two external monitors DP1-*):
xrandr ourput while disconnected:
Command I run after disconnect:
I end up with the workspaces that were on my two other monitors inaccessible (or in some cases displayed across half of an accessible workspace, though I haven't seen that since the upgrade; can provide a screenshot of what I mean if it's any help though).