xrandr multihead and window placement

Michel Dänzer michel at tungstengraphics.com
Wed Sep 19 01:22:32 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 08:58 +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> [2007.09.18.1755 +0100]:
> > Which is odd, because RandR reports geometry information using the
> > Xinerama protocol, so I would expect window managers that
> > supported Xinerama in the past to support the Xinerama
> > implementation inside of RandR as well.
> Well, it definitely seems like something's fishy. For instance,
> maximising windows in Fluxbox (which had the best Xinerama support
> of all window managers I tried) now causes the window to extend
> across both screens.
> And then there's stuff like http://bugs.debian.org/428797 which
> makes me think that there's some nasty bug somewhere, and it looks
> like it's in X.org...

I suspect part of the problem could be that the Xinerama information can
now change dynamically. A lot of clients probably need to be changed to
re-query it 'regularly', though it might be better to just make them use
RandR 1.2 directly.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |          http://tungstengraphics.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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