[Xmonad] How do I know if Xinerama's working?

Spencer Janssen sjanssen at cse.unl.edu
Thu Apr 26 22:53:44 EDT 2007

On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 22:48:08 +0100
Bruce Stephens <xmonad at cenderis.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> I've just built X11-extras and xmonad, largely without incident, and
> Xinerama seems not to be working: when I create an xterm, it spans
> both screens.
> Is that to be expected?  I was expecting each screen to contain its
> own workspace.
> There's no problem with my X.org setup in general: I have a
> libXinerama.so.1, and (for example) ion3 links against it and seems to
> use it.
> (xmonad doesn't link against it, according to ldd, but I'm not sure
> whether I should expect it to or not.)

If you're building X11-extras from darcs, make sure you run autoreconf
before configure.  If you're using X11-extras 0.0 from Hackage, please
use 0.1 instead -- due to a packaging error, 0.0 is missing the needed
configure script.

Spencer Janssen

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