[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#470227: xfce4-panel crashes when changing screen on non-xinerama dual screen setup

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Mar 11 13:17:18 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 01:00:11PM +0000, Vincent.McIntyre at csiro.au wrote:
> > > Presumably this is exactly why xfce4-panel lets you pick which
> > > monitor the panel should appear on?
> >
> > Well that's xinerama purpose. There's one big screen, but applications are
> > aware that it's composed from n screen. So the panel will only take one
> > screen, and you can chose on wich one you want it to go.
> Great! This was an issue when we tried kde as the desktop.
> Gnome seems to get this (particular feature) right.

Well, you _have_ to enable xinerama in xorg (wich may be called otherwise in
nvidia binary crap) to enable "one big screen" (otherwiste, you would have to
independant screens where you can't move an application from a screen to
another). But apps need to be xinerama-aware some they dont maximize to this
huge screen, but expand to one. Same for those panels, etc.

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