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    [SOLVED] what is the most dual head friendly wm?


    gnome that I am using does not allow to drag windows from monitor onto another one, needless to say to expand window onto both.

    even worse, the programs started on the second monitor will re-start after reboot on the first monitor. sounds like gnome does not know on which monitor they run.

    running ubuntu 10 updated to the latest.

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    Gnome is fine for two monitors. I have a single desktop sprawled across 2 22 inch wide screens which is nice. Well, not at the moment as I am trying to reduce my electrickery bill

    Having an nvidia card helped as I used the nvidia-settings package to set it up in a gui.
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    Gnome works great with 2 monitors

    I use a dual monitor setup daily. If you cannot drag a window to the other monitor, check to see if it is expanded to full screen (square box in upper left). If so, change to the ^ symbol and it should drag fine.

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    you may need to enable Xinerama, but it would depend on your graphics card

    nvidia has twinview, works fairly well, but xinerama should work for most, you just need to enable it in xorg.conf file

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopstah13 View Post
    you may need to enable Xinerama, but it would depend on your graphics card

    nvidia has twinview, works fairly well, but xinerama should work for most, you just need to enable it in xorg.conf file
    TwinView worked. I was using separate X screens. TwinView was a bit confusing, it seemed from the name that it was meant to provide identical copies of the display on both monitors.

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