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

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Thu May 14 21:02:17 UTC 2009

Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> 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?
> Cheers,

NO I haven't tested using another driver, and won't have time before
monthes I think.


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