king_kilr wrote:EDIT: here is the whole xorg.conf: http://dpaste.com/28308/
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Option "TwinView" "true"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "31-81"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "55-85"
Option "MetaModes" "2560x1600,1600x1200 @1600x1600; 1280x800,1600x1200 @ 1600x1600"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
Modes "2560x1600" "1280x800"
king_kilr wrote:EDIT: http://dpaste.com/28311/ this is the latest xorg.conf the monitors are still displaying the same content, and for some reason the Ubuntu utility insists that I have 2 Samsung monitors, despite the fact that the xorg.conf seems to show the correct monitors. Any ideas?
king_kilr wrote:Bitvector: is there a way to have it when you maximize a window it maximizes only on the screen it is currently on? That would be very useful for a web browser or a video which you clearly can't look at across 2 screens, but I would like maximized?
king_kilr wrote:I don't think so, that is to say I haven't done anything, if it is installed and set up by default I am, else I'm not.(Gutsy Gibbon)
I ran it and it didn't change anythingbitvector wrote:king_kilr wrote:I don't think so, that is to say I haven't done anything, if it is installed and set up by default I am, else I'm not.(Gutsy Gibbon)
Yes, it is enabled by default in 7.10 AFAIK. A bad choice, IMO, given that it's relatively immature and resource intensive. There was a known issue with Compiz and TwinView. Compiz ignores the Xinerama monitor size information and just pretends it is one big monitor for maximize and fullscreen type operations. Obviously not the right behavior. I believe it is an unresolved issue in the official Compiz branch.
In X, try running "metacity --replace" (in a terminal, as your user). That should replace compiz with metacity as your WM. Check and see if that changes the maximize behavior.
king_kilr wrote:I ran it and it didn't change anything
alex@alex-desktop:~$ xdpyinfo -ext XINERAMA | grep head
head #0: 2960x1050 @ 0,0
king_kilr wrote:Which deffinately indicates that it is viewing the 2 as one, want me to run that after the metacity?
I haven't manually set anything in the xorg.conf it was all done through nvidia-settings. Want me to repaste it?bitvector wrote:king_kilr wrote:Which deffinately indicates that it is viewing the 2 as one, want me to run that after the metacity?
No, that part is independent of your WM, so something with TwinView is not set right with your Xorg config.
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