Well, it seems that after 2 decades –or probably 15 years– of headaches setting up multiple monitors in Linux, things are finally turning around in the user’s favor, or rather, KDE users favor. In the beginning, there was X. X allowed –and still allows for– WIMP interaction on the Linux platform. Then came the evolution into Xorg, which eventually led to –just a few short years ago– zero configuration single monitor setup. As great a Linux is, some of us still to this day toil away at our xorg.conf trying to make our unique setup work, manually setting monitor coordinates and defining refresh rates. KScreen is the next evolution in multi-monitor setup in Linux, that is, if you’re a KDE user.
This project has been graciously sponsored by Red Hat, traditionally a Gnome-house, and Blue Systems, the current financial sponsor of Kubuntu. This magic monitor setup is being developed exclusively by Àlex Fiestas, employed by Blue Systems, and Dan Vrátil, a Qt Ambassador and KDE supporting member.
From the source post:
As you may know Dan Vrátil and I are working in a brand new screen manager that will solve most of the issues that we currently have on the desktop, making the configuration of monitors either auto-magical or super simple.
We are trying be as smart as possible adapting the behavior of it to each use case making the configuration of monitors as simple as plugging them to your computer.
A video is worth more than a million words:
Here is the video referred to in the post for your viewing pleasure.