[kde-linux] kde4.1 and xrandr

pkaplan1 at comcast.net pkaplan1 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 7 14:24:28 UTC 2008

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From: Beso <givemesugarr at gmail.com>
> 2008/8/6 <pkaplan1 at comcast.net>
> > I'm beginning to suspect that many of the behavioral problems I'm having w/
> > kde 4.1 (kubuntu) are related to running on an intel 915 graphics chip/i810
> > driver and two monitors; a laptop 1024x768 and external 1280x1024.
> >
> > I use xrandr to config a large virtual desktop spanning both monitors
> > (2304x1024), which works fine under kde3.5.9 and xfce, but 4.1 can't seem to
> > handle this configuration; some pretty consistent bugs as well as some
> > inconsistent ones.
> >
> > Things seem better behaved if I run on one or the other monitor, but even
> > cloning the output to both seems to cause some problems, probably because of
> > the different screen sizes.
> >
> > Is there any work being done on getting 4.x to play nice with xrandr and
> > dual monitors?  Is there a timetable for completion?  Does anyone know if
> > this is a 4.1 problem or a kubuntu problem?
> >
> > Paul
> >
> try using the system configuration applet of 4.1 to set up the mode. maybe
> kde4.1 needs it to be set that way.

What is the system configuration applet?  /usr/lib/kde4/bin/systemsettings -> Display?
When I open that module it completely messes up my display (for any X session) from which I can only recover by killing X (i.e., it's so messed up that I can't use xrandr on the cli to recover).

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