Xinerama mode [Re: using two monitors with XFce4]
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Tue Dec 2 10:29:33 CET 2003
>>>>>remco at mars remco]$ ls -lh /usr/X11R6/lib/libXinerama.*
>> >> > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5,3K Sep 5 21:59
>> >> > /usr/X11R6/lib/libXinerama.a
>> >> > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Dec 1 20:02
>> >> > /usr/X11R6/lib/libXinerama.so -> libXinerama.so.1*
>> >> > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6,7K Dec 1 20:13
>> >> > /usr/X11R6/lib/libXinerama.so.1*
>> >> What happens when you delete the .so.1 file and the .so link? Does Xfce
>> >> then startup correctly?
>> > nope, same thing: xmessage telleng me the panel crashed.
>> Ok, then start a default xsession and launch the panel by hand using
>> gdb. After the panel crashed, type bt and sent the output to the
> I couldn't start the panel in gdb, because it kept complaining about not being
> able to load the xinerama library: file or directory not found. Then it occured
> to me that it could very well be that the Xinerama lib needed to load something
> that was not there. I installed a few XFree libs (a.o. Xvfb and static libs),
> but xfce still would not start. Then I installed 2 GTK libs (linuxfb and the
> development libs) and TADA: xfce4 started in xinerama mode!
> I suspect that Mandrake has a dependancy missing somewhere.
> Anyway, I recompiled the lot again, just to make sure, and I like what I have
Maybe one should add this problem report to the FAQ.
> Thank you and Olivier for trying to help me out!
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