Proposal: Include grandr to manage multiple screens

A. C. Censi accensi at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 15:11:05 GMT 2010


I use it on a eeePC 7" old model to change settings and hook it to a 32" LCD
TV with resolution of 1280x1024 or 13--x768. Sometimes part of the panel is
missing in the unseen right side of windows in the small 7" screen, but it
can be restated with arang, before disconnecting the big one.

I have not tried the shortcut activation, but it could be a problem with an
already used shortcut in xfwm4. I will try it later to see.

Intel graphics drivers normally suck, even with of all the hoopla about
company being Linux friend and best supporting.

On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Jarno Suni <jarno.ilari.suni at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 3:37 PM, A. C. Censi <accensi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It seems that grandr has dependencies on Gnome libs. From the
> > homepage: Grandr is a GNOME Panel Applet that allow you to select screen
> > resolution and orientation from your GNOME Panel.
>
> I think it was not the homepage of the granddr software available in
> ubuntu universe repository. It is a GTK program, but has some
> dependencies. It has special licence, by the way.
>
> > Another alternative is arandr. Depends only on Python and PyGTK. Perhaps
> a
> > little less refined, but works well here, in 2 notebooks with Xubuntu
> > Karmic.
>
> It has nice feature that it can save setting scripts. It and grandr
> both corrupt my user interface, if I change layout of two outputs many
> times by them. Arandr may hide xfce4-panel completely. Both have some
> kind os keyboard shortcut system, but that does not work in Xubuntu.
>
> By the way, hardware acceleration is lost here with intel driver, if
> the playground for the outputs exceeds 2048 x 2048 pixels. I don't
> know, if the 'add a "Virtual 2048 2048" line in SubSection "Display"
> in /etc/X11/xorg.conf to create a large virtual screen' trick is
> relevant anymore, though.
>
> (I am using Karmic, too.)
>
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