[mythtv] Xinerama Fun! :) Update

Brian brian at boid.isa-geek.com
Sun Aug 10 01:38:14 EDT 2003

Well, had a few minutes to sit down and try and figure out why myth refuses to cooperate with my xinerama system....

I think 90% of my problem is that my primary monitor is "right of" my secondary monitor. And I want things to run on the primary.

So when myth calc's the desktop space it draws it starting from the left of the Right hand monitor, thinking there is another :)

So, I was in a hurry, I just commented out the 
if( XineramaQueryExtension in GetMythTVGeometry leaving

	*w = DisplayWidth(dpy, screen_num);
        *h = DisplayHeight(dpy, screen_num);
        *x = 0; *y = 0;

and what happens is that it turns into an extremely well behaved desktop application 

So once I get a little more time I am going to sit down and see if I can massage the xinerama portion a tad better :)


On Wed, 06 Aug 2003 10:53:10 +0200
Ben Bucksch <linux.news at bucksch.org> wrote:

> Brian Bell wrote:
> >Nvidia tnt2 with nvidia's 1.0.4363-r2 drivers as monitor 0
> >Ati generic drivers as monitor 1
> >
> >Everything works if I turn off the ati video card.
> >
> >But, when I try to run mythfrontend as a windowed app on monitor 0 I get
> >the blue background and no icons. the key commands do work so I am
> >assuming everything is scaled off to the side.
> >
> >I've been peeking at the code, but haven't identified the icon positioning section yet.
> >
> >Any Thoughts?
> >
> Just a guess, but maybe it's related to the accelerated video output, 
> not positioning. I get that blue background, if an app tried to use the 
> video extension and the display doesn't support it (on that head). Maybe 
> the xvideo on the geforce doesn't work, if the ATI is active, or MythTV 
> comes up no the ATI and stays there.

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