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Old 11-10-2010, 01:06 PM   #1
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[SOLVED] IceWM span dual monitors?


Wednesday, December 22 2010 I got IceWM to span dual monitors compiling from source on a Gentoo based system, and by hand editing Xorg.conf to handle a dual-head Intel graphics card.

Ice is probably my favorite window manager of all time, but the default install doesn't span the task bar across dual monitors? Anyone ever figure this out?

Thanks!

Last edited by bluesword1969; 12-22-2010 at 02:27 PM. Reason: Solved by compiling IceWM on a Gentoo based system.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
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Could you tell us how you configured icewm and X11 to achieve this?

Thanks,
Bernd
 
Old 02-07-2011, 12:14 PM   #3
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Could you tell us how you configured icewm and X11 to achieve this?

Thanks,
Bernd
The first part, make sure you set up your two Monitor sections in your xorg.conf (/etc/X11/xorg.conf):

Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor1"
        Option  "RightOf"       "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection
Then, your Device section (mine is an Intel):

Code:
Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"                   # [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorKey"                  # <i>
        #Option     "CacheLines"                # <i>
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"                   # [<bool>]
        Option     "DRI"        "True"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoDDC"                     # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"                 # [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"              # <i>
        #Option     "PageFlip"                  # [<bool>]
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "intel"
        BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
        Option  "monitor-VGA1"  "Monitor0"
        Option  "monitor-DVI1"  "Monitor1"
EndSection
You can find out which 'monitor-x' devices you have by doing:

Code:
$ xrandr -q
The output I get:

Code:
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2560 x 1024, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA1 connected 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 376mm x 301mm
   1280x1024      60.0*+   75.0  
   1152x864       75.0  
   1024x768       75.1     60.0  
   800x600        75.0     60.3  
   640x480        75.0     60.0  
   720x400        70.1  
DVI1 connected 1280x1024+1280+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 376mm x 301mm
   1280x1024      60.0*+   75.0  
   1152x864       75.0  
   1024x768       75.1     60.0  
   800x600        75.0     60.3  
   640x480        75.0     60.0  
   720x400        70.1
Then, as far as IceWM is concerned, I just emerged it, xterm, and xdm as is, and put xdm in the start up:

# rc-update add xdm default

Then I restarted xdm, and it works like a charm. The tool bar spans both monitors, and that makes me really happy.

# /etc/init.d/xdm status
# /etc/init.d/xdm start
 
  


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