Gnome & DualView : Gnome bar problem

By Didou
Jan 13, 2004
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    Once I start having too many opens applicatins ( I always have a lot open at the same time ), the Gnome bar at the bottom starts to get full pretty quickly.

    Is there a way for me to span the bar across both screens ?

    I know I can ask for the bar to be either on Screen0 or Screen1 but I would like for it to span on both. Would that be possible ? I've looked around a bit for info on the Gnome site but haven't found anything worthwhile so far.

    Here are my settings in the XF86Config file ( replace Driver "nv" with Driver "nvidia" ) :

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  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Perhaps the problem lies with the displays having diferent resolutions? Have you tried your setup with both monitors set to same resolution?
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

    Well I tried running both at the same resolution & it didn't change anything. It still offers the choice to have it on either one of the screens.

    I wonder if I could disable Xinerama to get it working.
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

    Allright, part 2 of this little issue.;)

    I decided to leave TwinView for a while & configure each screen independantly.

    Here's my XF86Config :

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "DualView Layout"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    Screen 1 "Screen1" leftOf "Screen0"
    <- ->
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "LG"
    ModelName "FLATRON 995F"
    DisplaySize 360 270
    HorizSync 30.0 - 96.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor1"
    VendorName "Sony"
    ModelName "17'' Trinitron"
    DisplaySize 327 241
    HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
    Option "dpms"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "Creative GF4 4200 8x 64mb"
    BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
    VideoRam 65536
    BusID "1:0:0"
    Screen 0
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard1"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "Creative GF4 4200 8x 64mb"
    BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
    VideoRam 65536
    BusID "1:0:0"
    Screen 1
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
    "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen1"
    Device "Videocard1"
    Monitor "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection


    This results in X saying it can't find a screen.

    (II) Primary Device is: PCI 03:00:0
    (WW) NVIDIA: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:3:0:0) found
    (EE) No devices detected.

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found


    Any ideas why it decides to look for PCI:3:0:0 when I specify PCI:1:0:0 ?

    PS. Do not pay attention to the missing indents...
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Use BusID "PCI:1:0:0" instead.
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

    Using lspci ( Thx Nodeh ), I found out that the nVidia card was being listed as being on PCI:3:0:0 ( no wonder it was looking there, duh ).

    So the screens are now independant, but the Gnome bar on the 2nd screen isn't very responsive. I can't remove buttons on it & can't even click on them for that matter.

    If I take a screenshot, only the 1st screen is taken in it, I can't seem to find a way to a screenshot of the 2nd screen.
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

    Upon relaunching Gnome, my previous Gnome bar was restored but the new one was quite quircky. I deleted that bar & created a new one, everything's working fine now.:grinthumb

    On my left...

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    On my right...

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    I can drag icons between screen but not applications. Having each screen independant has fixed a few issues I was having with xine & a few other programs like VNC where when I tried to set them to full screen they didn't understand the geometry of the desktop. Now it only works with the screen it has been launched on.
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