[linux-elitists] The desktop in your pocket

Sean Neakums sneakums@teh.entar.net
Mon Jan 26 01:21:07 PST 2004


Gary Sandine <linux-elitists@laclinux.com> writes:

> On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 17:30, D. Joe Anderson wrote:
>> Ones using xinerama, perhaps?
>
> I'm not sure what "address internal and external displays separately"
> means.  I have used Xinerama, clone, and "traditional" dual head modes
> in laptops with ATI M6, M7, M9, and M10 chips, and with various NVIDIA
> Go chips.  With Xinerama, one gets displays :0.0 and :0.1.  In clone
> mode, one gets :0.0 at each head.  In "traditional" mode, one gets
> displays :0.0 and :1.0.

With Xinerama, you get a single display with a single screen, :0.0,
that spans both heads.  With traditional multi-head, you get a single
display with two screens, :0.0 and :0.1.




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