Want dual head, but no big virtual desktop

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Mon May 11 07:04:53 PDT 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 6:19 AM, Stefan Sassenberg
<stefan.sassenberg at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently upgraded to xorg version 1.5.x. Before the upgrade, I
> configured my RV370 to have two displays, one for each connector
> (DVI/VGA). That doesn't work anymore and I read, that I can use xrandr
> to set up dual head.
> xrandr works fine and being able to use it while X is up is awesome, but
> I now have a big virtual desktop. I need independent desktops, so that
> for example I can switch a video to fullscreen on the VGA display while
> working on the DVI display where I still, for example, need to switch
> desktops.
> Is it still possible to have separate displays like I had?

Yes, that should still work, although that path is not well tested
anymore, so you may run into issues on both the driver and xserver
side depending on what version of the driver and xserver you are
using.  The configuration is the same as before.


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