Re: Dell D520 and strange X coordinates

Thomas Lübking thomas.luebking at
Sun Oct 14 05:59:27 PDT 2012

On Mittwoch, 10. Oktober 2012 22:17:47 CEST, Michael George wrote:
> I have Fedora 17 installed on a Dell Latitude D520.  I can boot it into
> runlevel 5 just fine as a laptop and I can run the default KDE window
> manager.  I like to use CTWM, so I use the Custom option.  It all works
> fine.
> When I put it into the docking station, I have two video outputs, one
> VGA and one DVI.  If I boot into the default desktop, they both work as
> expected.  However, if I start into the Custom desktop, my ctwm desktop
> comes up fine, but it seems that there are 1024 pixels of width off to
> the left of the left screen that isn't visible.

What's the output of xrandr -q?
CTWM seems err... "matured" (aka old) - it can pot. not cope with xrandr driven multiscreen setups.
Can you move the pointer out of the visible area and to you have a dead area on the right (ie. is the desktop just shifted to the left?)


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