[xmonad] telling xmonad that apparently huge screen == 2 screens
laramichaels1978 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 3 21:17:54 EST 2010
Hi Anders and Stephan,
Just to report that I got this working in a slightly different way. On a different mailing list I was pointed to
It is extremely easy to setup:
1- compile it
2- move /usr/lib/libXinerama.so.1.0.0 to /usr/lib/libXinerama.so.1.0.0-orig
3- copy the compiled library to /usr/lib/libXinerama.so.1.0.0
4- edit your ~/.fakexinerama file according to the instructions on the page
5- restart X.
All the best
--- On Wed, 3/3/10, Anders Engström <ankaan at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Anders Engström <ankaan at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [xmonad] telling xmonad that apparently huge screen == 2 screens
> To: "Stephan Schulz" <ss.c at gmx.net>
> Cc: xmonad at haskell.org
> Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 9:56 AM
> Hi. Have a look at:
> That one should work fine for you, unless you have a third
> screen that
> is detected correctly. For that scenario it i possible to
> make it work
> also, but not so nicely.
> It will work for all apps that are managed by xmonad, but
> some other
> may still misbehave. For example if you try to use dmenu
> with the
> xinerama patch, I think it will try to use both screens as
> one single.
> Since it is only xmonad that is aware of your split.
> Maybe I should actually start commiting all those changes I
> Since that is one of them, allowing you to make the split
> on the
> current screen, and not all screens.
> Good luck.
> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 09:36, Stephan Schulz <ss.c at gmx.net>
> > Hi all!
> > I'm interested in a solution too, as my Sunray reports
> its two screens also as one large widescreen
> > (3200x1200 in my case).
> > regards,
> > Stephan
> > Lara Michaels wrote:
> >> Hi everyone,
> >> I am wondering if I can tell xmonad that what Xorg
> reports as a strangely wide 2560x1024 screen is in reality
> two physical 1280x1024 screens. (I am using a Matrox
> Dualhead2go, which emulates a very wide screen and then
> divides that signal onto two separate screens.)
> >> Can I tell xmonad what the real screen sizes are,
> so that maximization and, more generally, screen space
> management occurs at the correct level (ie, at the level of
> each 1280x1024 physical screen, rather than maximizing to
> take over the entire width of my monitor setup!).
> >> Can this be done? I used to be able to do this at
> the Xorg level when I was using a nvidia video card (using
> an option called "TwinViewXineramaInfoOveride"), but my new
> machine has Intel graphics and they don't seem to support
> this kind of magic... Can I solve it within xmonad?
> >> Many thanks for any help!
> >> ~lara
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