On Tuesday 30 December 2008 14:00:22 Ian Pilcher wrote: > Proper dual-head support is the omission that affects me the most right > now. I tried to find out the current state of this, for you. Here are the replies I've received so far: 1) Dual monitor as in Xinerama or NVidia's TwinView? I've been using that forever, since I first started using KDE 4. The only thing that annoyed me in the beginning was the inability to add a Plasma panel to the right screen. That has been fixed for a long while (though that might mean it's a KDE 4.2 fix). 2) I had a very bad experience with a dual monitor in KDE4.2b2, and after I spoke with a very nice guy in #kwin (his name started with Z, iirc) that explaned me that if you start KDE and after you plug-in the monitor and you configure it from the System Setting you are using XRenderR that is under development but is not complete, while there is a way through Xorg to configure correctly the dual monitor (I don't had enough time to test this way) 3) My experience: If its setup via xorg.conf statically it works quite well (can't recall any plasma problems with that). Dynamically enabling a monitor via xrandr still doesn't work, it crashes kwin endlessly (i.e. its unusable) and IIRC also plasma still has a problem with that (didn't notice the new screen and hence didn't setup a containment for it). I guess that whatever it was I read (probably in a developer's blog) it was talking about a new commit that brings this nearer. It sounds to me as though it will not be ready/complete when 4.2 is released. If I get anything more concrete I'll pass it on. Anne
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