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4.1.2 Gentoo and dual head

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4.1.2 Gentoo and dual head

Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:04 am
We been told that dual head support would take time to
get included in kde 4 .. now , i dont know how true that is , which is why i ask.
I got a fully running kde 3.5.9 working in dual head, when i switch all i see
is one screen and there's a X for a mouse on the second display.

Are there workarounds ?
Anything that can be done to get dual head working ?

Thanks :)

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RE: 4.1.2 Gentoo and dual head

Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:32 pm
I cannot speak für Gentoo, but a colleague of mine has an working dual-head configuration on some kind of SuSE version. I have Kubuntu running and am also working at home with my laptop and a connected monitor. What I do is:

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xrandr --output VGA --mode 1280x1024 --rate 75 && xrandr --output VGA --right-of LVDS


when I want to switch it on (sometimes i have to restart the x server, though). Maybe this can help you?

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RE: 4.1.2 Gentoo and dual head

Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:43 pm
I have a xineraam setup working with gentoo and the migration form 3.5.10 to 4.1.2 went with no problem at all. Seems like you have a problem with you xorg configuration.


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RE: 4.1.2 Gentoo and dual head

Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:19 pm
cruzki : hi .. well xinerama was repeatedly mentioned to me as with a working status in both , the reason im looking for dual head is that my two screens have different phisical sizes, my xorg accomodates these just fine , but i need to try something else i guess that will work in both .

Blizzz : thanks for the suggestion , im logging out to try that particular combination , with a few variants to adapt to my system of course.

I'll let you al lknow how it goes.

Thanks for answering and wish us canucks good luck .. it's election night and none the candidates deserve to become a PM .. ask me what's new ; )

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RE: 4.1.2 Gentoo and dual head

Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:14 am
Xinerama/TwinView/BigDesktop/etc are all officially supported and actively maintained.
Xrandr is under heavy development, works for some but not others.
Multihead is unmaintained and therefore breaks left, right and center.

 
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