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From: Andrew Lowe <agl@×××××××.au>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Dialogue placement when using TwinView
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2010 14:00:21
1 Hi all,
2 A quick question before I do a huge world rebuild. I've recently built
3 a Gentoo box with has a twinhead setup, an nVidia graphics card and two
4 monitors. I've got everything up and running fine, EXCEPT for one thing,
5 dialogue placement. When a dialogue pops up, it pops up right in the
6 middle of the virtual screen which is the line between the two monitors.
7 I used to have it set up so that when a dialogue popped up, it would pop
8 up central to one of the monitors - but now I can't remember how I
9 actually had it set up to do this.
11 I had a look at my USE flags and I don't have "xinerama" set. An
12 "emerge -NuD --pretend world" shows a whole lot of graphics apps that
13 would be rebuilt if I did have this value set. Is this the reason why my
14 dialogues are not centering to one monitor? I also noticed that when I
15 full screen a window, it goes right across both monitors, previously
16 this would have only gone over one screen.
18 So in summary, is "xinerama" most likely the answer to my problems?
20 Regards,
21 Andrew