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Re: [SLUG] Dual Screen Problem
- To: Peter Rundle <peter.rundle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Dual Screen Problem
- From: Dean Hamstead <deanh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Mar 2 11:41:02 2001
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: PCL
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Maybe you had best talk to rasterman or mandrake
then. possibly some E groupy so as not to bug them.
I believe Xinerama makes the two heads appears as one
with an od res. Which the window manager shouldnt have
problems with as one can easily define any crazy res
you want in XF86Config, most people just use boring
640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 etc... (cat flames > /dev/null)
My sparcclassic uses some crazy and cant be changed.
Xinerama may be your best bet.
Removal and rebuilding of config files occasionally
fixes things in my experience (backup first)
Peter Rundle wrote:
you need the X server to support 2 heads.
I have that working already (re: my first e-mail). The mouse moves
seamlessly onto the second screen, I can get windows open on it eg
export DISPLAY=mybox:0.1; xterm
I just can't get a window manager working on it. When I try and
start another window manager (with display set to the other
screen) it barfs with "a window manger is already running".
WM of choice is E, which I believe can handle dual screens (I
don't think you run two window managers I think it sorts it out
from the XF86Config). I've found lots of mails back and forth on
chat sites that say it can be done and it works fine, just can't
find one that actually says how to do it.
Thanks anyways' I'll keep at it.