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Re: X defaulting to side-by-side output on multiple displays: Anaconda implications?



On Tue, 2009-08-04 at 10:13 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-07-30 at 16:03 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > I remember seeing a recent announcement from the X guys that henceforth,
> > X will be defaulting to side-by-side mode on systems with multiple
> > displays, rather than clone mode.
> > 
> > I just realized this may have implications for anaconda. Is whatever WM
> > we load anaconda in capable of handling this, or are we going to wind up
> > with anaconda centred across the middle of both displays on systems with
> > two monitors?
> 
> mini-wm is a focus-only window manager.  It doesn't modify requested
> window positions; wherever you ask to be placed, there you are.
> 
> anaconda itself doesn't ask for anything special in terms of main UI
> placement, that I can see.  I believe gtk's placement algorithm will try
> to avoid placing us across screen boundaries though.

Well, I hear rumours that today's anaconda can actually make it into X,
so I'll test this out myself and see how it goes soon :)

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