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

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Thu Oct 4 11:06:11 PDT 2007

On 10/4/07, Michael Duelli <m.duelli at> wrote:
> Colin Guthrie schrieb:
> > 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
> > nvidia.
> >
> > 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)?
> The only thing that I am missing is maximizing windows on the two
> screens separately. With the usual bigdesktop configuration, a maximized
> window will have the size 2560x1024 for me.
> I would really like to have it maximized at 1280x1024 within the screen
> that I clicked on it.

That should work just fine with a xinerama aware window manager.  It's
worked fine for me for years under mergedfb and now xrandr, both of
which provide xinerama hints.


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