Dual monitors With Fluxbox .. slight problems
Well... heres my hardware layout:
64M DDR ATI All-In-Wonder Video card. Have it set to run at 1280x1024 24bit on my 17" Flat Panel. The second Video card is a 4M Trident card set to run at 1024x768 24bit on my 15" Flat Panel.
Running Gentoo Linux with Xorg 6.8.0 and Flubox 0.9.12 with xinerama support compiled in for both.
The above setup works fine when running KDE so I know for sure that Xorg doesnt have any problems or least none that KDE doesnt compensate for anyway. I do not want to use KDE, Gnome, or elightenment as my desktop enviroment. Ever since I first started using fluxbox I cant get away from it.. its just so nice. The issue im having is that fluxbox will display correctly on the 4M card showing the 1024x768 resolution and such, but on the ATI card fluxbox displays at 1024x768 as well. Now even stranger is that while fluxbox displays at that lower resolution windows such as gaim, firefox, xchat, gimp, etc... all come up correctly displayed as they would on a system running at 1280x1024. So I guess what seems to be happening is that fluxbox picks the lower of the two resolutions and uses that for both displays even though Xorg is running different resolutions on both.
As I said before KDE runs correctly (and omitted posting the xorg.conf becuase it works) so I assume fluxbox is the problem here and I've been told before fluxbox has issues with dual monitor setups. The VERY FIRST time I ran fluxbox with the dual monitor setup this way it worked like I wanted, after shutting X down (not changing anything) and starting it back up it does this. Ive even went as far as only listing the disired modes in xorg.conf but still will not give me the higher resolution on the 17" monitor.
Is there a way to tell fluxbox what resolution to use other than the xorg.conf file? Any patches to fix this or workarounds? Anyone know of any other light weight window managers that support the dual monitors better?
Last edited by Zero-0-Effect; 03-16-2005 at 11:47 AM.