Xorg 7.3 and multiple monitors

Xorg 7.3's hot-plugging support is finally here and it *works*. I can still remember the battling I used to do with Xinerama (with frequent lockups) back in the days of XFree86 3.x/4.x.

Now with the laptop's VGA port connected to my LCD panel, its just one command away. I wish I had more Video RAM though to support higher resolutions though. 😀

xrandr –output VGA-0 –right-of LVDS –mode 1024×768

I am not sure if its an enlightenment e17 window manager, but the window handling is amazing too. I can start a movie on the LCD screen and continue to switch desktops without affecting my work area.


Categorized as Other

By Shanker Balan

Shanker Balan is a devops and infrastructure freelancer with over 14 years of industry experience in large scale Internet systems. He is available for both short term and long term projects on contract. Please use the Contact Form for any enquiry.