Karl Auer kauer at
Wed Aug 1 19:14:35 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 02:42 +1000, Karl Auer wrote:
> Well, it's getting better and better, but still no cigar. I rebooted
> (power off, power on) and to my great joy my single-monitor radeon
> driver X configuration came back without the annoying clone monitor
> image.

Boo hiss, no it didn't. What I didn't know was that the "enable
restricted driver" dialog changes the driver in the xorg.conf file to
"fglrx"! (I thought it twiddled a bit in the ATI hardware). So I
actually had the fglrx driver there.

I give up: Maybe someday I'll try installing Xgl, right now it seems way
too much time to invest for a bit of eye candy.

I just tried radeon/xinerama for fun, since I was up to my eyeballs in X
configs anyway. It works OK, but doesn't handle different monitor
resolutions very well. Also there doesn't seem to be any way to control
window placement, which takes a bit of the usefulness out of it.
Metacity doesn't seem to quite understand it - when I go to hide the a
task panel, it slides over to the other screen. Rather like an ostrich,
it thinks I can't see it :-)

With fglrx and xinerama the cursor on the external monitor disappears,
which is even MORE useless. Ah well - back to dual desktops :-)

Sorry for the noise, 

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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