Dual-head config broke with update to 1.4.2
andrew at digital-domain.net
Tue Feb 16 12:08:38 PST 2010
On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 04:55:36 +0100, Richard Riley wrote:
> 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.
Yeah, a colleague at work uses xmonad with two screens and it does
that, same with Awesome which he was using previously IIRC.
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