Xinerama dead? If not, Xinerama and Compiz-Fusion?

Rui Tiago Cação Matos tiagomatos at
Wed Feb 20 14:11:10 PST 2008

On 20/02/2008, Chad <masterclc at> 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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