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Re: nouveau and double monitor error



On Wed, 2009-04-08 at 08:39 +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> >> > I think this is:
> >> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487356
> >> I checked that and I confirm that with an xorg.conf containing the
> >> "Virtual" directive such as the one below, it works now.
> >> I have to try what happens when I start the laptop without the
> >> external lcd monitor connected, though....
> >
> > It should work fine, the Virtual size is just setting the max
> > *available* display area, it won't all be used if it wouldn't make
> > sense.
> 
> I upgraded from F10 to F11Beta/rawhide last night on my laptop and
> when I got into the office this morning and docked my lappie it has
> the same problem. The intel driver with my old laptop required the
> virtual bit in xorg.conf but the nv driver never did. Its a pity there
> is this regression on the move to nouveau

...but the nv driver required you to set everything up in xorg.conf and
you couldn't change it once you'd started X, because that's how
multi-monitor worked before RandR 1.2.

It's not exactly a regression per se, just a switch to a different
system with different quirks.
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