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Old 10-27-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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X, KDE and three large monitors


I have three 1920x1080 monitors, rotated to portrait mode. The objective is a roughly 3k x 2k display. I would like it as one desktop.

Slackware 14.0 64bit stock distribution is being used.

krandrtray was used to properly orient each display and position each display, into a 3x1 array.

1. If I apply wallpaper to the desktop, it only shows in the middle display. (I would like it across all three displays.)

2. The toolbar will not size across physical displays. I would like it to span the bottom of all three displays.

xorg.conf shows that xinerama is true.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 10-31-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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I am open for any ideas. Things are usable, but I don't have the environment I was expecting given my experience with two monitor systems.

Anyone?
 
Old 10-31-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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What else do you have in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, or /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

I have two different displays, with different wall-papers.

I'm using kde4.

Code:
# File generated by XFdrake (rev 262502)

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout0"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    Screen 0  "Screen0" 0 0
    Option "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Disable "dri"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputClass"
    MatchProduct "Razer Razer Orochi"
    Identifier "mouse speed adjustment"
    MatchIsPointer "on"
    Option "ConstantDeceleration" "2"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "BenQ G2420HD"
    HorizSync 24.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 76.0
    Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device0"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName "GeForce GTX 570"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VideoRam 1417216 # 1384mb
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    Option "PCI ID" "1086:10de"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Device0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
    EndSubsection
    Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
    Option "TwinView" "1"
    Option "metamodes" "DFP: 1920x1080 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +1920+0"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "Enable"
    Option "RENDER" "Enable"
    Option "HWCursor"
EndSection
 
Old 11-06-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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If you use KDE, you can go to KDE configuration suite into Screen and monitor section. There you'll find all tools needed for whatever you want. I'm not sure if Slackware has these configurations, but at least they are present whit KUbuntu (Ubuntu with KDE).
 
Old 11-25-2012, 09:57 AM   #5
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This is just a follow up note, as I close this thread out.

I never did manage to get an xorg.conf that would work. I did manage to get all three displays running and use KRandRTray to rotate and place each monitor using absolute coordinates.

This solution does not persist, and I end up reconfiguring things each boot. That's OK for now, I have work to do on that system, and I can get it done.

The quest for the right solution with a reasonably elegant implementation will be held off for another day. Meanwhile brighter crayons and I will undoubtedly sketch out better solutions.
 
  


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