[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#526117: Bug#526117: Bug#526117: Bug#526117: xfce4-panel: Wrong panel position with dual screen

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu May 14 18:27:13 UTC 2009

On jeu, 2009-04-30 at 08:36 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On jeu, 2009-04-30 at 08:27 +0200, Yann Leboulanger wrote:
> > 
> > Unfortunalty I don't have time to search how to configure dual head with 
> > vesa driver. But as it worked with XFCE4.4, I don't think it's a driver 
> > issue.
> It doesn't happen with other driver, so I think it's a driver issue.
> Twinview is *not* xinerama, and xinerama is gone anyway. The future is
> randr 1.2 stuff, which panel supports more or less correctly (especially
> with static config). It *doesnt* support twinview because nobody really
> know what is twinview. And yes, xfce4-panel (and xfwm4) changed between
> 4.4 and 4.6, especially to support randr 1.2.
> So yes, there might be a bug, but unless the developer can reproduce it
> it'll be very hard to fix. You may not have time to find how to
> configure randr 1.2, but don't expect other people to have time to fix
> proprietary bugs either, especially without any kind of information.
> That said, if you have a dual-output card it should be fairly easy to
> use RandR 1.2 (and there are plenty of documentation on the net). You
> don't have to retune all your config, just disabling all that twinview
> stuff, switch to vesa driver (or maybe remove xorg.conf completely and
> let xorg chose the best driver, like nv or vesa), add a Virtual line so
> there is enough memory allocated, and when in Xfce, use xrandr to
> configure the dual screen output. You will need something like:
> xrandr --output $left --left-of $right
> restart xfce4-panel just to be sure, and report back.

Any news on this?

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