Dual Monitors

Will H. Backman whb at ceimaine.org
Wed Oct 26 21:19:51 BST 2005


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:ubuntu-users-
> bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of AA
> Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 4:05 PM
> To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions
> Subject: Re: Dual Monitors
> 
> This just gives me two screens that are duplicates of
> each other.  I want two screens that are independant,
> but can still have windows dragged accross from one
> another, not two copies of the same screen.  My
> xorg.conf is attached.
> 
> --- Luis Murillo <lmurillo at gmx.net> wrote:
> 
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> > you have to add the xinerama to the xorg.conf file
> >
> > So it should look something like this:
> >
> > Section "ServerLayout"
> >         Identifier      "Default Layout"
> >         Screen          "Screen0" 0 0
> >         Screen          "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
> >         InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
> >         InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
> >         Option          "Xinerama" "On"
> > EndSection
> 

Given the warnings at the top of the file, what does hand-editing of the
file do to future updates?  What is the best way do make these changes?
Can you enable these options using dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg?  Is it
always preferred to use dpkg-reconfigure in debian-based systems if
possible?

-- Will "100 questions a minute" Backman




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