Jaunty - can I disable xinerama?

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Wed May 13 15:56:54 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 13 May 2009 14:14:45 Derek Broughton wrote:
> Mark Greenwood wrote:
> > I will probably raise this as a bug,
> It isn't...
> > but X confuses the living goo out of
> > me so I'd like to probe the collective wisdom here first..
> > 
> > On my Asus eee box, X has inexplicably decided I have 2 displays attached,
> > despite there only being one connector for a monitor, and that being
> > connected to my flatscreen TV's VGA port.
> Then, by definition, you have two displays.  There's clearly a second 
> display on your eee.

No, there isn't. There is one DVI port, which is connected to the one VGA port on my TV via a suitable connector. Under Intrepid I had only one display, under Jaunty I have two. This is a completely bog-standard Intel graphics chip with one output.
> > Now that we have this new improved X which ignores xorg.conf, how can I
> > disable xinerama? Or how can I inform it politely that I only have one
> > screen?
> xrandr would do it, if your system settings don't provide a way (I don't 
> have Gnome).

Thanks, I'll try xrandr.


> -- 
> derek

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