Xinerama dead? If not, Xinerama and Compiz-Fusion?
madman2003 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 14:31:36 PST 2008
On 2/20/08, Rui Tiago Cação Matos <tiagomatos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20/02/2008, Chad <masterclc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've been reading threads all day regarding the use of Xinerama. I've
> > been using TwinView (GeForce 7600GT) but it had some quarks. I have 2
> > different size monitors, 1 19" square (1600x1200) and 1 19" wide
> > (1440x900) connected to the DVI ports on the card. With Twinview
> > there was no way to have both monitors at their max resolution,
> > instead the wide had a resolution of 1440x1200 and "panned" up and
> > down.
> You can put twinview no work without panning. Check the docs.
> > So, enough background... The threads I've been following seem to
> > suggest Xinerama has been replaced with xRandr2? If so, how do I
> > "switch"?
> Current nvidia driver does not support randr 1.2. Go bug nvidia about that.
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The function of randr-1.2 and xinerama are quite different. Xinerama
is only to let different screens coexist and make applications aware
of it. randr-1.2 is a way to manage one of more monitors. randr-1.2
does send "fake" xinerama hints.
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