Question on Dual-Head/TwinView Configuration with intel/i810 driver

Colin Guthrie gmane at
Thu Oct 4 08:40:07 PDT 2007

Michael Duelli wrote:
> yes, this is the official manual. It describes only a bigdesktop 
> solution, but not how to configure TwinView :-)

AFAIK, "TwinView" is the name nvidia gave to their Xinerama-esque
implementation so it wont be available in any other driver other than

What do you want to do? Are you looking to have two separate display
numbers (e.g. DISPLAY=0.1 and DISPLAY=0.2?) and not be able to drag
windows between them (although let the pointer move between them)?

If so this is a multiple screen system (I think my terminology is
correct - please someone correct me!).

I am not sure how this config is supported in the new randr 1.2 world.
I'm not overly sure as to why one would want it either but that is
another point..... :)


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