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Re: Dual head in F9 on KDE spin

On 07/04/2008, Paul Michael Reilly <pmr pajato com> wrote:
> Mary Ellen Foster wrote:
> > If I recall correctly (somebody correct me if I'm wrong!), KDE4's
> > support for randr 1.2 is not complete at the moment. It certainly
> > doesn't do anything good with clone mode -- you end up with two
> > overlapping copies of your desktop. I think I did get close to having
> > it work with side-by-side displays (Intel graphics), but it took some
> > trial-and-error. I should try again more systematically.
> >
>  Tell me more about this trial and error effort:  were you using the randr
> command or a gui tool?

I was just doing xrandr on the command line. I was using the onboard
Intel card in my laptop, and I kept having issues with the fact that
my "virtual" screen was too small to include both the internal display
(1280x800) and the large external monitor I was testing with
(1600x1200). I did get things working with the external monitor in
1024x768, but it felt kind of unstable. I didn't try too long, though,
and this was with the beta so things may have changed since then.

> Is there any place I can go to see what the support
> for randr 1.2 will be when it is complete in a F9 KDE4 spin?  I am striving
> to understand what the KDE model for F9 will be in order to set up external
> monitors, if only to test that it does the intended job.  I'll go back and
> read the F9 RandR feature description but somehow I suspect it will not
> provide that information.

Here's a recent blog post from Aaron Seigo -- who seems to be the main
decision maker for KDE 4 desktop issues -- discussing multiscreen X:
And here's a bug discussing some of the symptoms:

Seems like full non-flakey multi-head support won't be there until KDE 4.1 ...


Mary Ellen Foster  --  http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/mef/
Informatik 6: Robotics and Embedded Systems, Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen
and ICCS, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

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