[xmonad] Multi Head Setups with Newer Xorg?

Matt Brown deadguysfrom at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 00:16:31 EDT 2009

Found a solution for debian lenny at
Guess until someone fixes xinerama, we're stuck using older xorgs.
I adapted the instructions above for ubuntu jaunty:


On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 6:44 PM, Juraj Hercek<juhe_xmonad at hck.sk> wrote:
> Matt Brown wrote:
>> Since upgrading my ubuntu install (and breaking my multi head xmonad
>> setup), I've been reading a lot about how xinerama is broken for newer
>> xorgs, and is deprecated in favor of xrandr (which doesn't handle
>> multi-head on more than one card).  Looks like my only option is to
>> revert back to ubuntu 8.04, or dump some screens.  How are you dealing
>> with this?  Has anyone found a workaround?
> You can use Matrox's {Dual,Triple}Head2Go [1] in order to connect multiple
> monitors to one graphics card. Afterwards, LayoutScreens [2] is your friend.
> [1] http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/
> [2]
> http://www.xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Layout-LayoutScreens.html
>> -matt
> -- Juraj
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