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Re: xorg + xinerama - but on an on-demand basis

You could start two instances of the X server, each running one
instance of gdm.  One would be running on vty7, one on vty8, and you
could switch between them with Ctrl-Alt-F7 and Ctrl-Alt-F8.

I don't know how to tweak the gdm setup to start two of them.


-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Koschewski <marc@osknowledge.org>
Subject: xorg + xinerama - but on an on-demand basis
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.user
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 15:17:56 +0200
Resent-From: debian-user@lists.debian.org

Hi folks,

I've been searching the Net a couple of times for now but I didn't find a
solution to my 'problem'. The thing is I use my mobile at home and at
work. At home I usually only use my laptop monitor only whereas I use a
TFT screen at work. When I start X 'by hand' (without gdm on boot) I may
use the Xinerama layout using the '-layout' parameter. But how can one
achieve that using gdm? gdm just starts the default layout which is the
non-Xinerama one (as a save bet). Does anyone have any hint how to make
gdm 'detect' the laptop has a second monitor attached? Maybe by some
sort of script in my $HOME dir or something? Any hint would be greatly


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