[xmonad] Tiling messed up while external monitor is connected

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Fri May 27 05:34:27 CEST 2011

Wow, cool. Could you link to your config somewhere and show us the output of
ghc -e "Graphics.X11.openDisplay [] >>= Graphics.X11.Xinerama.getScreenInfo"
when the external monitor is plugged in?


Quoting Samir Unni <srunni at gmail.com>:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to use an external monitor with my Arch Linux x64/Xmonad  
> setup (Intel integrated graphics), and I'm having some tiling issues  
> when using the default tiling algorithm. My laptop has a 1440x900  
> monitor, to which I've connected a 1280x1024 external monitor in the  
> past without any problems. There are also no problems when no  
> external monitors are connected.
> But when a 1600x1200 external monitor is connected, the tiling on  
> the _laptop monitor_ is messed up (go to http://ompldr.org/vOHQ3Mw  
> for a screenshot). It may be a little difficult to observe - the  
> window heights are reduced to ~10 pixels each and placed at the top  
> of the screen. If I open a second window, each one takes up half of  
> the monitor width, as usual (the window heights remain at ~10 pixels  
> each). I have dzen2 bars at the top and bottom of the laptop monitor  
> and have avoidStruts enabled, so the windows shouldn't even be in  
> that particular part of the screen.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Samir Unni
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