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Re: ..solved: two video cards on Squeeze



On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:01:44 -0400, Rob wrote in message 
<20120428010144.GA4027@aurora.owens.net>:

> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 03:25:28PM +0200, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > > Actually, I now need to figure out how to make the two screens
> > > act as one.  Currently, I can open applications on either screen
> > > but I can't, for instance, drag an application from one screen to
> > > the other.  I'm not sure if I can do that with separate video
> > > cards, though.
> > > 
> > > -Rob
> > 
> > ..well, play with the GUI menus, e.g. KDE's "System Settings" -> 
> > "Display and Monitor" -> "Multiple Monitors" or Gnome's (AFAIR)
> > "System" -> "Preferences" -> "Display and Monitor" etc as you 
> > fool around with the plug-'n-play things 'n see what happens. ;o)
> > 
> I've tried gnome-display-properties as well as lxrandr.  Both only
> detect one monitor.  But it depends on which of my monitors I launch
> the application from.  In other words, they only detect the monitor
> on which the application is running.
> 
> So I guess I have something fundamentally wrong in my xorg.conf, or
> this is just not possible with separate video cards.

..ok, you have one screen on your mainboard display er, plug and
one in one of your 2 graphic card plugs.  Tried the other one of
the 2?
 
> Something even more interesting:  I set up fluxbox to show workspaces
> 1-4 on my primary monitor, and workspaces 5-6 on my secondary monitor.
> Fluxbox lets me "send" a window to a different workspace, but I can't
> send from workspace 1 to workspace 5 or 6.  I can only send to a
> different workspace on the same monitor.

..ok, now, _that_ might warrant its own thread.

-- 
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.


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