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Re: [trinity-users] Trinity and multiple screens (in X sense)

From: Nick Koretsky <nick_koretsky@...>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2017 07:37:13 +0300
On Thu, 11 May 2017 12:31:24 +1200
ant <aw30@...> wrote:

> On Thu, 11 May 2017, Nick Koretsky wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I decided to connect my TV as second monitor and am trying different
> > configurations. First i tried a "normal" xrandr approach and didnt liked
> > the result - no negative coordinates (0x0 is always a left most screen
> > - so i would have to learn to switch to left screen by moving mouse to
> > the right if i want my TV located physically to the left act as an
> > secondary monitor) and virtual desktops switching on both monitors
> > (afaik trinity have no support for separate virtual desktops in
> > different monitors? i hope i am wrong but doesnt looks so :( ). So i
> > wanted to try a multiple screens (in X sense) approach but hit a
> > roadblock. As soon as i add Screen  1       "Philips" LeftOf "ZR24w"
> > line to my xorg.conf and do tdm-trinity restart i am greeted with "this
> > computer is locked enter password to unlock" on a TV and there is no
> > escape from it other than killing X. Entering password just make it
> > blink for a second and return back.
> > Can this be somehow avoided or trinity is incapable of working on
> > multiple screens?
> > 
> >   
> Trinity is definitely capable of working with multiple screens.
> I have a 3840x2160 screen on the left and a 1920x1200 screen rotated 90 
> degrees on the right. 
> All set up with the Trinity Control Center.

This line indicates that you do not get what i am talking about :) In X
terminology screen refers not to a physical device but to a logical
abstraction, a screen can have more that one physical display. Trinity
Control Center only works with multiple displays within a single screen, not
with multiple screens.

  Nick Koretsky (nick.koretsky@...)