Can't set my external display as primary

Bug #1556438 reported by Pavlushka on 2016-03-12
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xfce4-settings (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

My laptop display is distorted due to some damage, So I use an external display to use the laptop, but in case of Xubuntu Xenial, I can not setup the external VGA monitor as primary in the display settings, the apply button remains inactive, so I cannot apply the settings. But I can able to do that in ubuntu-14.04.

lspci -nnk | grep -A 2 VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) [8086:2a02] (rev 03)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Presario C700 [103c:30d9]
 Kernel driver in use: i915

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ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-03-12 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160224)
Package: xfce4-settings 4.12.0-2ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-12.28-generic 4.4.4
Tags: xenial
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-12-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups:

_MarkForUpload: True
---
ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-03-12 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160224)
Package: xfce4-settings 4.12.0-2ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-12.28-generic 4.4.4
Tags: xenial
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-12-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups:

_MarkForUpload: True
---
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-14 (99 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Beta amd64 (20160412)
Package: xfce4-settings 4.12.0-2ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-32.51-generic 4.4.15
Tags: xenial third-party-packages
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-32-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dialout dip lpadmin mail netdev plugdev sambashare sudo
_MarkForUpload: True

Pavlushka (pavelsayekat) on 2016-03-12
affects: xubuntu-docs (Ubuntu) → xfce4-settings (Ubuntu)
Pavlushka (pavelsayekat) wrote :

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Pavlushka (pavelsayekat) on 2016-05-09
description: updated
Pavlushka (pavelsayekat) on 2016-07-22
description: updated
description: updated

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description: updated

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Pavlushka (pavelsayekat) wrote :

To set my external display as primary I had to run "xrandr --output VGA1 --auto" and then to turn off the Laptop panel I had to run "xrandr --output LVDS1 --off" and it worked but The GUI Display settings still showing Laptop panel as primary Dislay and as active, lol.

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