xrandr dual-screen usability survery (Was: Dual-head config broke with update to 1.4.2)

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 07:57:58 PST 2010

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 10:50 AM, Martin Cracauer <cracauer at cons.org> wrote:
> Alan Coopersmith wrote on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 07:34:01AM -0800:
>> Martin Cracauer wrote:
>> > Here are the results of my quick survey of Window Managers present in
>> > Debian/Stable.  That is the same Debian that has the Xorg server with
>> > classic dualhead effectively removed.
>> Isn't "classic dualhead" removed by the specific drivers?   I didn't
>> think anything had changed in the Xorg server itself, and that drivers
>> like nvidia's closed driver that chose to provide this mode still work.
> Right, that is why my main desktops all still work with the same Xorg
> version, because they use the NVidia binary driver.
> Please read that as "an Xorg server with non-randr dual-head support
> removed", as the X11 server process in use.

The server and the driver still support zaphod mode.  It should read,
"xserver with broken zaphod support for my specific system"


> Thanks for the fvwm2 tip, I'll try that later.  Of course it won't do
> anything about the other client problems and the virtual desktop
> switching.
> Martin
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