Xinerama and multiple desktops

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Tue Oct 25 19:03:59 CEST 2005

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On 10/25/2005 8:51 AM, Net Llama! wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>On 10/25/2005 8:42 AM, Alexandre Aractingi wrote:
>>>Hi all, I read Xinerama is totally supported by XFce, and I figured it
>>>was time for me to give it a try - but I can't seem to find any
>>>documentation on how to configure it to tell XFce that desktop xxx is
>>>actually my second screen... so I'm stuck and I have to either see
>>>everything on my first screen or everything on my second screen...
>>>Any help would be appreciated! (Mandriva 2006 on a Dell laptop with a
>>>855 Intel chipset)
>>Sorry, this really has nothing to do with Xfce.  It appears you don't
>>have X set up to do multihead properly with your hardware.  I'd suggest
>>googling your chipset and something like "X multihead setup".
> Xinerama isn't normally specific to any videocard.

Not relevant.  He isn't even to the point of having multihead set up
properly.  It's hard to enable xinerama when X doesn't know you have two
independent displays.  At least, that's the impression I get from the
(somewhat sparse) problem description.


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