[xmonad] Dual Head Support in Xmonad

Roman Cheplyaka roma at ro-che.info
Tue Jan 13 06:24:30 EST 2009

* Mike Pentney <mike.pentney at physics.org> [2009-01-13 10:03:50+0000]
> Hi, all.
> I'm trying to get xmonad running on my Ubuntu (Hardy Heron) system. I am 
> using Xrandr 1.2 to set up dual monitors, but xmonad doesn't seem to like 
> this arrangement. (The first window gets stretched across both 
> monitors...)
> Looking on the web I see that this is a recurring problem:
> http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/xmonad/2007-June/000491.html
> The OP of this thread was using Xinerama, which I've never been able to 
> get working on my system, and anyway seems to be deprecated in favour of 
> Xrandr.
> But I'm not sure if xmonad supports for dual-head systems under xrandr? This page:
> http://code.google.com/p/xmonad/issues/detail?id=40
> suggests not.
> Can someone tell me if I need to concentrate on getting Xinerama working, 
> or if it is possible to get sensible behaviour from xmonad + xrandr on a 
> multi-head system?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mike.
> p.s. I'm using the pre-built Ubuntu packaged version of xmonad (0.6-3), 
> along with libghc6-xmonad-contrib-dev (0.6-4) and libghc6-xmonad-dev 
> (0.6-3) downloaded via the Synaptic Package Manager. I'm hoping that the 
> difference in version numbers is not significant!
> p.p.s. if I do "xmonad --version" at a prompt, I'm told I have version 
> 0.5! So I'm not absolutely sure which version I've got on my system....

You've got 0.6, but it's still too old. Just update to xmonad 0.8 and it
should solve your problem. (Actually, it was a packaging problem under
Debian/Ubuntu, but it's fixed in newer xmonad packages).
And yes, xmonad will work with xranrd.

Roman I. Cheplyaka (aka Feuerbach @ IRC)

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