Xfce uses screen size of disconnected monitor

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Sat Nov 3 10:36:41 CET 2007

On Sat, 03 Nov 2007 00:44:16 -0700 Kok, Auke wrote:

> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> > Henk Boom wrote:
> >> On 02/11/2007, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> >>> I think the problem is that xfwm4 just doesn't have xrandr 1.2
> >>> support.
> >> It seems a lot of things don't support xrandr 1.2 yet, I have to
> >> restart xfdesktop and xfce4-panel to make them realize when I add
> >> or remove screens =(. Is this support planned?
> > 
> > I don't think anyone's really talked about it.  Really, though,
> > this support should be added to gtk -- xfdesktop at least just uses
> > gtk to enumerate monitors and screens.  Gtk doesn't appear to
> > provide a signal for screen/monitor addition or removal.  Not
> > really sure how to handle this here.  If someone wants to donate a
> > computer with a video card with xrandr 1.2 support, as well as an
> > extra LCD monitor, I'd be glad to look into it ^_~.
> just upgrade to xorg-7.3 and you *get* xrandr-1.2 support. it's just
> a protocol.

I'm already running 7.3.  I lack:

1.  A video card with a driver that supports xrandr 1.2.  Since my only
computer right now is a PowerBook with a poorly-supported nvidia
chipset, I imagine that's somewhat unsolveable, as I haven't been able
to get nouveau working at all (hard locks the entire machine on X

2.  An extra monitor to test with.

It may indeed be just a protocol, but its presence is not the only thing
necessary to do any useful work with it.


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