xfwm4 version 4.6.2 does not work with Xinerama?

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 09:07:31 CEST 2010

On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 12:17 AM, TRINH Minh Hieu <mhtrinh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have Arch Linux with Nvidia Quadro FX 4600, driver 256.53 and Xfce 4.6.2
> and Xorg 1.9. I have 2 monitors : 1280x1024 and 1680x1050, next to each
> other.
> I tried to use with Xinerama : very unstable. Xfce session run but buggy :
> when I move my cursor from monitor 1 to monitor 2, if  I for farer that 2-3
> cm on the monitor 2, the cursor become ghost like (blink) and move around
> very quick.  More problem : as soon as I run emacs or kate (Qt based ?) ,
> the X server crash (segmentation fault). I cannot run kdm : X server crash
> and restart continously.

Both are Xorg issues, nothing to do with Xfce,

> I saw in some forum that Xinerama is "decapricated" ... So I switch to
> Twinview by nvidia-setting. For me Twinview have the same result than
> Xinerama : two monitor next to each other. It is stable, no more Xorg crash,
> no weird mouse or window behavior.

Twinview is NVidia, not Xorg.

> About panel : I have 2 panels on bottom of each monitor. There is a bug on
> panel 2 : I have a "Workspace switcher" on it. The properties "Number of
> row" doesnt work. It only show 1 row. When I add a new "Workspace switcher"
> on a new panel, I can set the number of row to 2. But as soon I reboot, it
> show only one row. Meanwhile the Workspace switcher on panel 1 is OK. May be
> I have to put this on bugzilla ?

Bug in the panel applet.


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