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Old 01-28-2005, 03:36 PM   #1
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q: enlightenment dual monitor: one Desktop for each monitor ?

hi, i'm using a nvidia 6800le which allows 1 dvi and 1 agp monitor
I have one tft (samsung 710n) and one crt (generic) monitor and got them both working at the same time

here's my xorg.conf

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "be"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster 710(M)s (CHB7707*)"
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24

Option "NvAGP" "1"
Option "TwinView" "true"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30.0-121.0"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "48.0-160.0"
Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024, 1280x1024; 1280x1024, 1280x1024;"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf"
Option "Xinerama" "on"

SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666

Now ... i'm using enlightenment 0.16 and the problem is that both monitors get 1 stretched desktop, i mean ... you have the shaders which let you switch between multiple desktops and would it be possible to assign each monitor a seperate desktop ? So I would have 2 desktops (1 for each monitor)

i would like this because then i would be able to give each monitor a different wallpaper and such ....


Last edited by steefje; 01-28-2005 at 03:37 PM.
Old 01-30-2005, 02:55 AM   #2
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Yes you can have two separate desktops. First, you cannot have Twinview enabled. It is twinview that turns your 2 monitors into one big desktop (although i am running fc3 in twinview mode and I love it). You need to read the nvidia README file, which you can get at:

check out appendix R of the README file.
Old 02-07-2005, 08:27 AM   #3
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Distribution: debian
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thanks, but i guess what i'm trying to get isn't possible

i wanted each monitor to have a seperate enllightement deskop , ( i mean, one enlightement session, but instead of 2 virtual desktops, two real ones) and still be able to drag them over ...

but thx anyway


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