Configure dual screens

Sebastian Heinlein glatzor at
Sat Mar 24 11:30:08 UTC 2007

Am Sonntag, den 18.03.2007, 23:08 -0700 schrieb Corey Burger:
> On 3/12/07, Mehdi Dogguy <mehdi at> wrote:
> > Hi list,
> >
> > I just want to know if it is planned to a gui to configure dual screens [1]
> > like in other distros (like fedora) ?
> > Because, for the moment, the operation is not so "user-friendly" and a lot
> > of persons will appreciate to have this kind of tool.
> >
> > Mehdi,
> >
> > [1]
> >
> The Fedora people and us are waiting for Xserver 1.3, which has the
> new Randr 1.2 protocol. What does this mean for normal users?
> Basically, the new randr, which is the protocol for changing screen
> sizes, is totally changing, meaning all tools which change screen size
> need to be reworked. There is a release candidate for 1.3 out right
> now[1], but it is doubtful whether that will make it into Feisty (or
> Fedora 7). I would expect Feisty+1 to have such a gui, as the new
> randr protocol is now stable.

But the new extension has to be supported by the driver too, right? So
it could take some time even after the release of the new
infrastructure. I only heard of support in the Intel and the noveau

Do you know if the proprietary drivers will make use of this feature


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