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I have an IBM T60 with an Intel GMA 943 and a Docking Station. Now since 6.06 I have been running Dual X sessions, as I like to separate my work spaces. Now with 8.04 It was pretty straight forward, comment out the Xinerama option and Hey presto, 2 separate sessions. Now with more Automation in Intrepid, my old xorg.conf fails and no matter what I do by hand, it doesn't seem to honour my Xinerama False setting.
Any ideas would be much appreciated as 8.10 seems very snappy compared to 8.04 and I've grown fond of it over the weekend!
I have attached 2 Xorg logs, 1 from a crash with the Original xorg.conf and the current log from above Config.
Any help, even just a prod in the right direction, I understand the Xorg.conf and have written custom ones for a few of my other machines, but have probably stared at this one for too long/don't understand enough about what is happening automatically.
It looks like you have a "server layout" section that has two screens, each corresponding to both one device section and one monitor section. I have never used a docking station and am trying to get some features in xinerama working so I can do much more than look at it, but it seems clear why it is not honouring xinerama false (which you can call 'multiple screens false.') You could try X -configure, xorgconfig, xorgcfg, and xorgsetup, if they are all on your system. They are not all always mentioned in easy to find docs, but they make different xorg.confs that you can also piece together.
Problem not solved, but I now know what the problem is. The new Intel drivers do not have Zaphod mode and the old i810 drivers (the ones I was using with 8.04) are now depreciated. I installed the packaged and they don't work, so that's as far as I've got time for since I at least have something now.
Using xrandr and the gconftool I can get basically a merged desktop and the panels lining up on the LCD panel, but not the separate "sessions" as before.