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

Ori Bernstein rand_chars at
Tue Oct 19 23:49:05 CEST 2004

On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 05:23:28 -0400
Rob Smith <kormoc at> dared to utter:

> Hi guys,
> 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 :)

Yep - it seems like there's a problem with Xinerama and Composite.
A possible workaround is using Nvidia Twinview, rather than Xinerama (but IME
that causes problems with fullscreeen GL apps)

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the double lock will keep;
May no brick through the window break,
And, no one rob me till I awake.

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