Setting up a second monitor

Anders Karlsson trudheim at
Fri Apr 21 18:42:21 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 15:38 +0100, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Antony Gelberg wrote:
> > Anything about xinerama in the X log?
> Just this:
> (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
> (**) Option "Xinerama" "On"
> (**) Xinerama: enabled

That would indicate Xinerama is indeed working.

> > Any errors or warnings that could apply?
> None that I can see. Everything that seems relevant looks good.
> > I assume you've restarted X.
> Yes.
> Here is the full log:

I have looked through the log, and as far as I can tell, all is working
fine. What you _should_ be seeing is that your desktop is the two
screens combined, and when you move the mouse cursor off the left edge
of the internal display, it should appear on the right hand side of the
external screen.

That DRI gets disabled when you switch on Xinerama is an unfortunate but
unescapeable side effect.


Anders Karlsson <trudheim at>

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