I broke it

So here's how I fixed it

I use Manjaro with i3 on my laptop and I have my laptop set to suspend when I close the lid. However, a few days ago, I realised that when it suspended in this way, it didn't lock - when I open the lid again, I'm just presented with an unlocked session!

After a bit of searching, I found that some...

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I run Manjaro i3 on my desktop with both a 4K monitor connected via DisplayPort and a 1080p monitor connected via HDMI. When I suspend my machine, the DisplayPort monitor shuts off and fails to correctly turn back on when the system resumes - everything is moved to the 1080p monitor and the 4K monitor remains off.

I've so far found two workarounds for this issue, the first is simply power-cycling the monitor before resuming the system and the second uses xrandr. Neither of these is a perfect solution, but it's better than rebooting!

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