[xmonad] Screen workspaces not working on new Ubuntu 8.04 amd64 install

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Mon Jul 7 18:11:20 EDT 2008

> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 7:29 AM, Chris Sanner <hitch at propheteer.org> wrote:
> > this is a known issue...
> >
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xmonad/+bug/203594
> Thanks, after looking at that, apparently it is an upstream bug from
> Debian due to lack of Xinerama support in the Haskell X11 libraries.
> So, since a few simple recompiles did not seem to correct the issue...
> I found a temporary solution that works.  The Slackware Xmonad package
> is a simple .tgz, I unarchived it, removed the extraneous install
> directory, built a 32-bit libgmp for my 64-bit Ubuntu and am now
> happily running the Slackware version of Xmonad on Hardy Heron.

A firm solution is to build the X11 package afresh for you system, which
will enable Xinerama, assuming you have Xinerama headers installed.

-- Don

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