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anyone know how i can make BOTH my monitors wake up on my dual head X system? they're running off of seperate cards, and when they go to sleep under X, only one of them (a really crap old 14" svga jobby) will wake up on a mouse movement or whatever, the other one (my nice 17" iiyama touchscreen) stays dead until i press a button on the monitor... can't find anything about it. i think that it's the crap monitor that wakes up as that's defined as the primary monitor under X. Maybe its a different reason but i can't swap them over to test as it won't work the other way round...
so... bearing in mind theat my questions *always* die without trace.... any ideas?
Have you tried poking around in the LinuxJournal archives? I used to be subscribed to their digest mailing list, and I am willing to bet that an article related to your question has crossed my eyballs... but it was sooo long ago.....
Go to a Quake LAN party. Find that joker who's bragging about his overclocked XP dualie system running Windows 2k. Follow him out to the cars and beat him unconcious with the Sendmail manual. This should only take about two swings; if you don't break your own wrist. Snag the pillock's vid card and monitor, mail me the mobo and chip pair to keep everything hush hush on this side of the ocean, and I bet when you drop his gear in, you'll not have the same X problems anymore.
Ok acid, I have been reading about stuff like this for over an hour with very little/no luck. The ONLY thing that I read that might be the littlest of help is maybe the devices should be switched. So if you have the mouse as mouse0 or whatever then switch it to be mouse1 and the touchscreen device be mouse0 (I am sure you understand what I am trying to say). Yeah, but good luck anyway, I will keep searching, but it seems very limited.
I don't know, but can't you just disable the screens from blanking alltogether?
Are you displaying the same screens on both monitors, or separate X's on each? What I mean is, are they mirrors of each other?
only using one pointing device. as cool an idea as touchscreens are they're so annoying to use and make the screen filthy. also they are as shiny as hell and reflect everything far too well. if i swap the monitors (master / slave) over then X doesn't work at all.. dual head rocks, this is my only niggle.
as for what's on them.. it's one X server using two monitors. main monitor for browsing and working, other one for irc, IM, email etc... mouse just moves between the two. wouldn't ever go without it now...
Ok, not only to bump this, but also a poss solution...
When you configure X (using xconfigurator or whatever) and it asks for the mouse info, enter the mouse for each config (for each monitor). Unless you only have to do 1 config for both monitors. Also, is there anywhere to disable or comment out the use of the touch screen since you don't want to use it as such? Maybe you have something like:
/dev/touch (or whatever)
and can change it to /dev/mouse also or just #/dev/touch
Just some more ideas that I am sure you have thought of, but doesn't hurt to suggest.
Hmmm.... I also have a dual head system with 2 Graphics boards... and sometimes the second screen doesn't work. I have figured, that the graphics board didn't wake up fast enough, so X left it out. It doesn't happen very often, but from time to time....
So may be, speeding up the warming up of the graphics board might help (And how is one supposed to do that?)