# How do I ideal enable Xinerama?

Adhering to the WoLpH is recommendation I am expecting enable Xinerama to set up 2 monitors to be 2 separate Gnome virtual desktops instead of one big.

Yet things I bother with is just how to set it up appropriately and also not to damage Ubuntu is "Monitor Preferences" application, panel indication applet or anything else.

If you have had any kind of experience with Xinerama, would certainly you be so type to share?

I make use of Ubuntu 10.10 on my Toshiba L10 laptop computer with Intel 82852/ 855GM onboard card. And also I switch over (which, AFAIK, can be an aggravation with Cinerama) display arrangements (detach all displays yet a laptop computer is constructed - in panel, attach displays with various resolutions) rather usually (occasionally sometimes a day).

As Ubuntu was incapable to identify my graphics, I was to create Xorg.conf currently, which has actually addressed a lot of my graphics troubles.

The last time I have actually had experience with creating Xorg.conf by hand and also establishing Xinerama had to do with 7 years earlier, with Slackware and also Matrox MGA G550 card. And also I most definitely would not such as to modify Xorg.conf every single time I require to change my displays arrangement .

0
2019-05-13 05:15:46
Source Share

Sorry to claim, yet Xinerama no more works with the - intel vehicle driver, given that the Feisty/Gutsy duration when the Intel programmers presented XRandr.

Possibly if you clarify what you are attempting to attain with the twin display screens, a person can recommend a different strategy.

0
2019-05-18 07:12:06
Source

In the ServerLayout area in your xorg.conf you need to add something similar to this:

Section "ServerLayout"
Option "Xinerama" "on"
Option "Clone" "off"
EndSection


That needs to suffice to see to it xinerama functions effectively. If you do not have it currently, you need to add something similar to this aswell:

Section "ServerLayout"
Screen 0 "first-screen"
Screen 1 "second-screen" RightOf "first-screen"
EndSection

0
2019-05-17 18:37:12
Source