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Re: Bad interaction between multihead display amd desktops in debian squeeze

On Sun, 1 Nov 2015 21:25:45 +0100, Mauro Condarelli <mc5686@mclink.it> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am struggling to make work my new Debian Squezze installation on my
> workhorse. Problem is X setup and its interaction with desktops.
> I have two VGAs:
> * intel embedded in my i7 CPU
> * external NVidia GTX770
> Each of them drives 2 monitors for a grand total of 4.
> I managed to have partial victory in the sense:
> I can have dual monitor using *either* intel *or* nvidia
> or I can have all four, but then gnome crashes somehow ("Oh no! Something
> went wrong...") while X is ok. In the "working" cases xrandr dees only the
> two active monitors. I also installed Xfce which works happily with the same
> config where Gnome crashes, but shows only the nvidia monitors with mirroring
> and xrandr does not work at all.
> I am now writing from Win7 (with all monitors correctly working!) and thus I
> have no access to actual files.
> Can someone point me in the right direction, please?

Use at least Debian 8, for a start.

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