[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#483070: Bug#483070: Bug#483070: Compositing & multiple monitors

Darren Salt linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk
Wed Oct 15 11:10:57 UTC 2008

I demand that Yves-Alexis Perez may or may not have written...

> On mar, 2008-10-14 at 23:12 +0100, Darren Salt wrote:
>> I think that "important" is the right severity for this one, but I'll
>> leave that to you now.

> You would have to convince me, and especially the release team, that
> running a game with important stuff unsaved in background, is a common
> task, and requires absolut bug fixing :)

It also, as I wrote in my first message in this bug report, fixes problems to
do with monitor hotplugging and positioning of the outputs: without this fix,
only the area shown on the initially-connected output(s) is visible, with
anything beyond this being black.

Consider, for example, some small laptop with a 1024x600 panel, X already
started up. Now hotplug a 1024x768 projector being used at full resolution
and enable it via xrandr; unless compositing is disabled or this bug is
fixed, you'll get a black bar across the lower 1/5 of the projected display.

However, if the additional outputs are being used as clones or all outputs
are explicitly configured in xorg.conf then this is largely irrelevant...

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