9.10 regressions with dual-monitors

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Tue Jan 26 21:03:13 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:10 PM, marc <gmane at auxbuss.com> wrote:

> Bill Moseley wrote:
> > How do I define where Gnome panels are displayed on dual monitors?
> >
> > I plug in a second monitor into my Thinkpad T60p.  The 2nd monitor is on
> the
> > left of my laptop.  With 9.04 this worked perfectly and Gnome would place
> > the top and bottom panels on the 2nd monitor (on the left) when connected
> > and back on the laptop screen when the 2nd monitor was disabled.   Now
> the
> > panels remain on the laptop screen all the time.
> >
> > Dragging windows between screens still works as expected (and yes, I have
> > the 2nd monitor configured on the left of the laptop screen in Display
> > Preferences).
> >
> > I never understood how Gnome decided where to put the panels, but I just
> > assumed it defaulted to the left.  On my 9.10 desktop with two monitors
> > that's how it works -- that is the panels display on the left screen.
> >
> >
> > I've also had a few times where the panels show on the laptop but none of
> > the icons on top or the running applications on the bottom show up.
> >
> > Another pain is at the login screen I've had times where my external USB
> > keyboard isn't enabled, too.  I find that very odd.
> nvidia?
> If so, I have some fix ideas.

Nope:   VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M56GL [Mobility
FireGL V5250]

> And yes, 9.10 has huge regressions in both video, USB devices, and
> suspend... except for those who haven't been affected ;-)

Bummer.  It's my main work computer.


Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org
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