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alexbuell
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Nouveau and gnome Reply with quote

I have a laptop that when I used with the Nvidia binary drivers, used to have the Gnome desktop and panel on the laptop's display and the rest of the desktop extended to my 19" CRT monitor which is on my left.

When I changed over to the Nouveau driver and started using it, it defaulted to putting the Gnome desktop and its panel on my 19" CRT monitor, and extended its desktop to my laptop's display. I tried changing things around, but when I put the gnome desktop and its panel on my laptop, it refused to extend the desktop to the 19" CRT monitor to the left, it insisted on extending it to the right so I end up moving my mouse in the wrong direction (i.e to the right instead of themuch more intuitive to the left) to use the windows opened on my 19" CRT. :p

I've used xrandr and the gnome display resolution applet, but to no avail. :S

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what does "xrandr" output when both monitors are active?
Can you try something like "xrandr --output VGA-1 --right-of LVDS-1" or play with the --primary option?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chithanh wrote:
So what does "xrandr" output when both monitors are active?
Can you try something like "xrandr --output VGA-1 --right-of LVDS-1" or play with the --primary option?


Here's xrandr's output:
Code:

% xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3200 x 1200, maximum 4096 x 4096
VGA-1 connected 1600x1200+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 395mm x 295mm
   2048x1536      60.0 
   1600x1200      85.0*
   1280x1024      85.0     75.0 
   1152x864       75.0 
   1024x768       85.0     75.1     70.1     60.0 
   832x624        74.6 
   800x600        72.2     75.0     60.3     56.2 
   640x480        72.8     75.0     66.7     60.0 
   720x400        70.1 
LVDS-1 connected 1600x1200+1600+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 304mm x 228mm
   1600x1200      60.6*+   61.0     60.0 
   1400x1050      60.9 
   1280x1024      60.9 
   1280x960       60.9 
   1152x864       60.8 
   1024x768       60.8 
   800x600        60.6 
   640x480        60.6 
   720x400        60.9 
   640x400        60.7 
   640x350        60.6 
TV-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)


When I use
Code:
xrandr --output VGA-1 --right-of LVDS-1
, it does swap the two, but it still thinks the 19" CRT is on the right instead of being on the left.
Code:
xrandr --output LVDS-1 --primary
has no effect!

Strange. :) Perhaps I'll try to file a bug report on this.
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