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

Martin Cracauer cracauer at cons.org
Wed Feb 17 08:38:18 PST 2010

Samuel Thibault wrote on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 05:29:12PM +0100: 
> Martin Cracauer, le Wed 17 Feb 2010 11:17:52 -0500, a ?crit :
> > Apart from that, in the movie situation wouldn't clients that open
> > dialog boxes in the middle of what they think is the screen obscure
> > parts of the movie at random times?
> If they properly use the xinerama information that provides the sizes of
> the various screens, they wouldn't.

But in practice, in just 10 minutes of testing, I have seen both
GNOME-panel and GIMP do it, in the same distribution that has the
offending Xorg driver.

I don't see a strong argument here that makes me drop my original
objections to Xinerama.

Martin Cracauer <cracauer at cons.org>   http://www.cons.org/cracauer/
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