On Sunday, January 15, 2012 07:43:14 pm you wrote:
I have a laptop with with nvidia graphic card. I am using the built-in
Then I connect an external monitor via VGA. KDE recognized it, I set
as multi-head. The external monitor is on the right side of the primary
(the laptop screen). I add one panel with some icons only on the external
monitor, while my "primary" panel (that has the taskbar and system tray)
still on the laptop screen. All is well.
Now one would expect that if one unplug the external monitor then whatever
got set up on the laptop screen remains. One would be sorely disappointed.
Once I unplug the VGA:
1. The "primary" panel, that default KDE panel that one always started
with, that has taskbar & system tray is gone. I don't know where, I can't
find it. 2. The window of any application (konsole, xterm, etc) that I
start is now located off screen somewhere. I can't move it, I can't do
anything. I can see that the application was started (it shows in the list
of apps with ALT + TAB), but they are off screen somewhere. So even if I
want to try to fix things with system-settings, I can't access system
The only way to restore this is to connect the VGA again. So now the whole
settings is broken if I don't have an external monitor connected.
So I found the old thread here:
and the related bug
But I still can't figure out how to revert the settings so that I can use the
laptop by itself. Now without first attaching an external display, windows
always shows up somewhere off screen.