Dual-head config broke with update to 1.4.2

Richard Riley rileyrgdev at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 19:55:36 PST 2010

Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com> writes:

> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM, Martin Cracauer <cracauer at cons.org> wrote:
>> Thanks for all the clarifications, Alex.
>> I understand the desire to drop the lesser used of two similar
>> subsystems, but it does present a real problem for me.
>> To elaborate a little.
>> Alex Deucher wrote on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 06:16:25PM -0500:
>>> > That there will be no way to have different virtual desktop switching
>>> > on the two screens? Just Microsoft Windows style big span screen
>>> > support?
>>> It can be done with zephyr or vnc I think.
>> What I do with dual screens is this:
>> - my right screen, the main screen, has virtual desktops, each of them
>>  holding one "project", where a project is something like:
>>  - bunch'a xterms and emacsens for hacking project 1
>>  - a gimp session
>>  - bunch'a xterms and emacsens for hacking project 2
>>  - bunch'a xterms for debugging a network problem
>> - the left screen has one of them things:
>>  - a bunch of machine monitoring, IRC client, IM and assorted other
>>    status
>>  - or else a movie in xine
>>  - plus other virtual desktops that might holds things like google earth
>> So when I work I want to switch the left screen between my projects,
>> but the right screen should stay static.
> Thats actually a desktop environment/window manager issue, not a
> driver issue. I think only one wm can do this so far, enlightenment.

If I got it right and something really horrible hasn't happened then
xmonad can do this too with Workspaces.

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