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Old 04-26-2012, 10:00 PM
Justin Hart
 
Default Multi-monitor broken for me in gnome & unity

Enabling xinerama and downgrading my nvidia drivers seems to have done
the trick. I know that that's not super-informative.. but I have to
rush out of the office. If anybody else is experiencing similar bugs,
drop me a line.

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Justin Hart <justin.hart@yale.edu> wrote:
> Also, for reference Blackbox works great for me, but I want Gnome or Unity.
>
> Justin
>
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:24 PM, Justin Hart <justin.hart@yale.edu> wrote:
>> The title says most of what I know about my issue. *I start Gnome or
>> Unity, and I get one screen with my desktop background, and working
>> UI, the others give me the classic x-org plain background and the X
>> cursor.
>>
>> Current X config is as follows. *4 monitors, configured using
>> nvidia-settings, no twinview, no xinerama, absolute positioning, and
>> the positions are all set up from left-to-right with no overlap.
>>
>> Justin

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:09 PM
Ric Moore
 
Default Multi-monitor broken for me in gnome & unity

On 04/26/2012 05:24 PM, Justin Hart wrote:

The title says most of what I know about my issue. I start Gnome or
Unity, and I get one screen with my desktop background, and working
UI, the others give me the classic x-org plain background and the X
cursor.

Current X config is as follows. 4 monitors, configured using
nvidia-settings, no twinview, no xinerama, absolute positioning, and
the positions are all set up from left-to-right with no overlap.


Ah! When you ran nvidia-settings did you also save the
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file? That makes the changes/edits permanent.


On mine I have no other choices than disable/separate X-screen/twinview
using two monitors. So, YMMV. But, you do have to select the "X Server
Display Configuration" tab and then select "Save to X Configuration
File" in the lower right side of the panel. The default:
/etc/X11/xorg.conf is correct. It should ask for your passwd as you're
changing a system file. That should make everything all nice and peachy.


I am assuming your video card setup handles 4 monitors. I'm green with
envy! I wish I had your problems. <grins hugely> Ric


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Old 04-27-2012, 04:20 AM
Justin Hart
 
Default Multi-monitor broken for me in gnome & unity

I think it was some bumpiness in overwriting my custom configs with
the defaults and those things butting heads. I definitely saved
x-configs each go-through. I got far enough to see X start on all of
the windows, even load by background, then fall apart (also, blackbox
was totally happy). For instance, gnome-settings-daemon still eats it
on startup, but Unity is up and running, and that works for me as long
as it's happy with my vast wealth of screen real-estate!

I think that everything gets pretty unhappy if you don't have xinerama
enabled. That seems to be the secret sauce.

Justin

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 6:09 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/26/2012 05:24 PM, Justin Hart wrote:
>>
>> The title says most of what I know about my issue. *I start Gnome or
>> Unity, and I get one screen with my desktop background, and working
>> UI, the others give me the classic x-org plain background and the X
>> cursor.
>>
>> Current X config is as follows. *4 monitors, configured using
>> nvidia-settings, no twinview, no xinerama, absolute positioning, and
>> the positions are all set up from left-to-right with no overlap.
>
>
> Ah! When you ran nvidia-settings did you also save the /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> file? That makes the changes/edits permanent.
>
> On mine I have no other choices than disable/separate X-screen/twinview
> using two monitors. So, YMMV. But, you do have to select the "X Server
> Display Configuration" tab and then select "Save to X Configuration File" in
> the lower right side of the panel. The default: /etc/X11/xorg.conf is
> correct. It should ask for your passwd as you're changing a system file.
> That should make everything all nice and peachy.
>
> I am assuming your video card setup handles 4 monitors. I'm green with envy!
> I wish I had your problems. <grins hugely> Ric
>
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> "There are two Great Sins in the world...
> ..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
> Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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