[GRLUG] X11 Multi monitor question
david at pembrook.net
Thu Jun 1 10:37:06 EDT 2006
I'm using KDE for my setup. I had two monitors working in Suse just
following the instructions from Nvidia but I'd rather not go back there
unless I have to.
I tried and loved fluxbox on a live cd (seemed oh so fast and lite).
First thing I tried was getting that via apt on a bare Debian install. I
missed a couple things and in my attempts to get X working, installed
KDE hoping it would take care of that and can't switch back. But I don't
care much about that till I fix the multi monitor setup.
For the most part... once I get the x config right, window managers
won't matter much will they? As far as basic usability?
Lets get the wiki going!!! I can install one for us if you change the
DNS to point there (126.96.36.199)... wiki.grlug.org? If we don't index
it in google, might not even have to worry about wiki spam till we get
further down the road.
> I'm not in Linux right now, so I can't look...<gulp>, but I have
> on-board DVI and VGA with dualies and I can move the mouse (will post
> config later) from one screen to the other in GDM, but it seizes after
> I log in.
> Strange thing is, if I use XDMCP and login to another linux server
> with KDE as my default desktop, dual monitors with extended desktop
> works fine. Locally, on Gnome, the cursor doesn't travel from one
> desktop to the other. Instead, I see the tip of the mouse's pointer
> on the adjacent side of the other screen, but that's it. I won't
> traverse across. I can't even move windows from one to the other.
> They disappear as they enter the desktop of the other screen.
> So maybe we'll both find a fix between my config and yours Dave. :-)
> I'll have to look if Xinerama is on...
> On 5/30/06, David Pembrook <david at pembrook.net> wrote:
>> Well, I kinda want to work out the bugs by hand on the config. I've
>> gotten it down pretty good, but I'm missing one little thing.
>> I'm not looking to run the nvidia in twinview, but I'll turn on Xinerama
>> after I get it all to work. If I just turn it on right now, I get cloned
>> displays on the nvidia. Actually I haven't tried it since getting the
>> matrox in. I guess my next step if i can't get this to go is Xinerama.
>>> Hi Dave,
>>> I run tri-monitor setup on two different setups, both with NVIDIA cards.
>>> Each machine has a dualhead, and then there is a single head card
>>> installed. I run TwinView on the dualhead, and then I turn Xinerama on
>>> so I can get the extended desktop across the other the other monitor.
>>> Why are you turning Xinerama off, do you want each monitor to actually
>>> be it's own desktop environment, rather then utilizing an extended desktop?
>>> David Pembrook wrote:
>>> /> I've got all three monitors displaying independant desktops but I can't
>> />/> move the mouse between them.
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