Xinerama and Compose, Screen Placement Issues, other small things...

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Tue Oct 19 21:42:15 CEST 2004


On Tue, 2004-10-19 at 05:23 -0400, Rob Smith wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone else was having problems with Xinerama and
> Compose? It seems like it's a problem with Xorg, but I wanted a
> offical word on it if I may. When I start up with the Compose
> extention enabled, my second monitor is on the left half, just
> garbage, and on the primary monitor, I don't see any windows, just the
> shadows. I'm using a GeForce FX 5800, and it works fine without the
> extention enabled, just no lovely GFX :)

I don't know, I don't have the HW to test.

> Also, I've noticed some apps are having screen placement issues, as
> you can see here:
> The picture window is raised up from the bottom and the titlebar is
> above the screen. It appears to be moved up as high as the task bar
> is, so it might be just a miscalc somewhere? The image in question is
> viewed using kuickshow. It's rather annoying cause I can't move the
> window down or anything.

Alt+click moves any window.

> I've also wondered if there's a way to have a second panel and taskbar
> on the second xinerama screen and have it different then the one on
> the primary screen, if not, that would be a nice feature.

I think you can have that w/out Xinerama.

> Also, I noticed that the software is not using ~/.config and ~/.cache
> for files, is that going to change once there's a final release?
> Because that seems rather iffy, no offence. You never know what other
> programs might use them.

We do use those.

> Hrm, one more thing. It would be nice to impliment something like
> ~/.xfce4/autostart or similar, and have it just run any program found
> in there. It would be a lot simplier then dealing with xinitrc files
> (gah, giving me headaches, no matter what I put in there, it won't
> work! :P) and be a lot easier to explain to users :)

We do run what's in ~/Desktop/autostart/

> Well, thanks for taking the time to listen :)

Are you sure you are running Xfce 4.1.90, because from the screenshot it
looks like 4.0.x (which doesn't use the composite extension, which
doesn't use ~/.confoig and ~/.cache, etc.)

PS: I think you should really post this on xfce at aimed at user
question, rather than xfce4-dev at which is supposed to be
dedicated to the developpment of Xfce...


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