OpenSUSE :: RandR / Xinerama - How To Make Work In OSE 11.2
Apr 13, 2010
I did my research and understand that RandR is replacing Xinerama and Sax2, it's a good thing in my opinion but it's not there yet -- at least not for my setupI fully admit, this is not a simple usage. Anyway, I have 4 monitors setup in an inverted "T" arrangement (think 3 in a row at eye level and one above the center monitor) on two NVIDIA 6800 GT cards.Out of the box the detection software gets my monitor details right for one of the monitors on the card it detects but not the other. So, I get 1680x1050 on one monitor and something silly like 800x600 on the other (does anyone have less capability than 1024x768 anymore? I think less than that as a default on anything other than a mobile device (like a smart phone) is pointless conservatism but I digress from the issue.)
My other NVIDIA card doesn't show at all so I am stuck with one good monitor setup, one bad, and 2 non-existent.Then I ran Sax2 and got some mode info. that I had to figure out myself in OSE 11.0 so that was nice (still didn't detect my full setup but it never did so that's fine). Next I took my xorg.conf file from my 11.0 installation and put it in the /etc/X11 directory of my new 11.2 installation (incorporating the updated mode info. for my monitor).I then installed the NVIDIA native drivers and it looked like everything was working as before.Except, after a while I noticed this error: "Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0"." Coming up after various actions which prompted me to learn about RandR. Running "xrandr --version" I get this result:
xrandr program version 1.3.2
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0".
RandR extension missing
I would like to adjust Xinerama to place 1 desktop on each of my 2 monitors and not stretch a single over both. With the current set up there is a problem with window placement upon opening new widows or context dialog boxes. I realize that I could adjust placement properties and select window placement with the mouse but this is still lacking in productivity. My monitors are not next to on another so this is more of a problem than it seems.
When I try to get to the configuration of my monitor by using KDE Settings -> hardware -> monitor, I receive the msg: "Your X server is running the RandR extension at version 1.2 or greater which doesn't have any configuration yet." and it refuses to go further. What does this mean and where should I configure it? When I use Yast, Sax2 starts normally.
I've verified that xorg-x11-libs is installed. This package provides libXrandr.so.2. However, when I run a program, in this case the python script for blueproximity (start_proximity.sh), I get the error in the title.
I am trying to configure CentOS 5.5 to run Desktop Effectbut Everytime I tried to enable it it gived me "Desktop Effect does not work with Xinerama"I searched everywhere there seems to be nothing about this perticulat issue.so i am hoping that it will get me somewhere here.I used to use ATI Radien X1500 but i have uninstall the fglrx and removed the device.And I am now using: "Intel Corporation 82946GZ/GL Integrated Graphics Controller"Here is my current Xorg.conf
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "single head configuration"
I heard a lot about NVIDIA Xinerama & Compiz not working but on looking further, in recent times people have got them to work. I've setup Xinerama with 4 monitors working across 2 dual video cards and it works great. I have the latest NVIDIA drivers (using the one-click) and I just installed the latest compiz using one-click as well.
The cards are as follows: Chip: 0 is -> NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 01:00:0 0x10de 0x0402 AGP nvidia Chip: 1 is -> NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 02:00:0 0x10de 0x0402 AGP nvidia (I chose these because they have no fans and when working from home, quiet is nice to have!)
The following options are recommended to run compiz with NVIDIA and I have enabled them all at one point. However, looking through carefully I don't need to since using the latest drivers and having pretty good video cards all this seems to be (according to the documentation) automatically enabled.
During my research on enabling composite effects and xinerama, I stumbled upon a few threads and discussions which showed xserver 1.10+ has resolved the conflicts between the 2 modules. I'm wondering if anyone knows of someone/somewhere to get a SUSE compatible build of xserver 1.10+ ? If not, could someone point me toward an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to build packages for SUSE?
Today I bought a new monitor (IPS236V) to use it to watch movies and tv while I'm working on the other one.. I thought it's the best to activate Xinerama which could be done easy via CCC. But I'm not able to change the resolutions now as these panels are disabled in CCC. The first monitor is set to its native resolution, but the second is something lower.How can I configure both monitors to there native resolution?
On openSUSE 11.1 I was able to configure KDE 4 for 2 monitors with sax2 (although the resolution was bad).On 11.2 neither SAX2 nor KRandR seem to work. The KDE User Guide says that a driver supporting version 1.2 is necessary. However the nvidia driver for eForce FX Go5200 seems to support only version 1.1.Is there a way to use both monitors with SUSE 11.2? I am quite desperate since for my work using only 1 monitor is definitely a handicap.
Today I installed OpenSUSE11.4 an tried to install VMware Player but after starting player is wanted to compile and I got the messages below:
Mar 10 22:47:18.350: app-139681465902848| Log for VMware Workstation pid=12510 version=7.1.3 build=build-324285 option=Release Mar 10 22:47:18.350: app-139681465902848| The process is 64-bit. Mar 10 22:47:18.350: app-139681465902848| Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8 Mar 10 22:47:18.350: app-139681465902848| Logging to /tmp/vmware-root/setup-12510.log
I've tried to install a package (cifs-mount) and I didn't realized that my kernel was downgrading. I use OpenSuse 11.3 (kernel 2.6.34 if I remember) and installing package for mounting cifs (mout.cifs, umount.cifs), now my kerenl is 2.6.31. The video card is Nvidia and now doesn't work. Only can access console. How can I restore kernel 2.6.34 and make my X work?
I'm using Gnome 2.28.2 on OpenSuse 11.2 and Gnome 2.24.1 on OpenSuse 11.1.The application "Software Log Viewer" has never worked, Whether initially opening or refresh it is always blank, but it should show installed software.
I was trying to make the mic to work on openSUSE 11.3 x64 (it's a headset's mic). At the beginning I thought it was just a mater of plugging the mic on, as it's the earphones'case, but didn't work. Then I found this link: Skype, KDE4, OpenSUSE 11.3 and PulseAudio Doesn't sound bad, but I also use Wine and Pulseaudio is said to be not compatible with it.
So, if Pulseaudio is enabled with setup-pulseaudio --enable, how do I disable it should I find problems with Wine? Is Pulseaudio really needed to make the mic to work, or it depends on what I want to use it for?
I want to enable Pretty URLs in Concrete5 and Joomla CMSs. So far I have- enabled pretty urls in the CMS- created .htaccess files (as they showed)- changed AllowOverride None to All in /etc/Apache2/httpd.conf <directory>- restarted ApacheBut the pretty urls still don't work, When I click any link on either site it gives me a page not found error. If I use the "non-pretty" URLs, all the links work. So I guess Apache either doesn't read the httpd config file or it doesn't read the .htaccess files or something else. Has anyone got this working? What else did you do?
I have a 3G modem Huawei e173s-6, the usb id is 12d1:1c0b. It's only detected as storage, not as modem. According to some tutorials I've found, I had to use usb_modeswitch and udev rules to make it automatically switch to modem mode, and usb id 12d1:1c05. I followed the tutorials, and the usb changes the id, but after the switch it is still recognized only as storage.
I have the suspicion that I have to add the driver to the kernel, since this is 11.3, but I haven't the slightest clue what to do. Does someone have experience making this modem work in 11.3? tutorial: USB_ModeSwitch ~ View topic - Huawei E173s working config
How to make win32 codecs (package w32codec-all) work on 64 bit system? Simple install of "w32codec-all" package doesn't help. I tried to compile mplayer from sources. After finishing configure, the script returned that win32 codes will be unavailable because of 64-bit system.I need to view some avi-files coded in Intel Indeo 4. As I understand, this codec exists only in win32 codecs.
I just purchased a new notebook, namely an HP Pavilion dv6, with a GeForce GT 230M. Also, I have a neat 1920x1200 display with an HDMI connector, which fits nicely with the corresponding outlet on the computer. Now I'd like the external display to be the main display when connected, with the internal display as an expansion to the desktop, and the internal display should, obviously, be primary when on its own.
The reality looks quite different: Not too surprising, with the default drivers I got only a 800x600 resolution, but with the correct drivers installed, I got the full resolution on the integrated display. My external HDMI-display, however, is dead. With the xorg.conf file being obsolete I can't really use the configuration app by nvidia, can I?
I seldom use my Labtec webcam but used to add the community repository and add gspca driver to make it work.I saw today that this repo only now have libv4l in it , is this enough to replace gspca driver? And if so is there and easy way to install it ? (apart from taking it on it's site : home ) (also i saw that qc-usb can be used for some models
Running the nvidia driver 304.125 from the repos. Debian 8.
I am running 4 monitors without xinerama. I'm not using xinerama because there is a bug which prevents opengl acceleration from working on all four screens since one of the gpus is a bit older than the other.
The solution for this, I am told, is to use xrandr instead of xinerama.
I'm using arandr as a nice front end to xrandr. However, when I run arandr on each screen, the only output it shows as available is the current screen.
I also see:
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0"
How do I enable the RANDR extension so I can get arandr working and unify my four monitors into one?
I've been trying to get the dual monitors to work the way I want them to, so far no luck. I read that xinerama would enable dragging between two X screens so I went to System -> Preferences -> Monitors and clicked the box for xinerama. Rebooted and now the top panel is on the other screen and, more importantly, I can't access the monitor controls anymore.When I click on Monitors I get an error message that says "Could not get screen informaion, RANDR extension is not present"I love Ubuntu, but the work required just to get it doing what I need it to do is tough to soldier through.
I am using Suse 11.4, with the Gnome desktop. I have downloaded the VLC player, but cannot work out how to make it play CDs in the CD drive. Right clicking on the Audio Disc icon that appears on the desktop whenever I load a disc doesn't give me an option to Play using VLC. Is there a way to make VLC the default player for CDs?
I have been running tomcat as a web server for quite a while. One particular application requires OpenOffice to be up a server for document conversion. Under Fedora 14 (and NOT before), I had to add Xvfb to the mix so OpenOffice could run properly headless. I have a script to start/stop/restart tomcat (S99tomcat) which has been working flawlessly until I did the most recent updates to Fedora. The script still works fine (S99tomcat start) at boot time. However when I invoke stop and then start it due to an application change (or just restart) - openoffice fails to come up whining about xrand
Here is the line I use to bring up OpenOffice /usr/lib64/openoffice.org3/program/soffice -nologo -headless -accept=socket,host=localhost,port=9999,tcpNoDelay= 1;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager
It took a lot of research to get the above right (open office parameters are sensitive to order on the command line and quotes need to be put around the parameters as there is a semicolon embedde in the accept parameters.
Anyway - here is the new error
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":1.0". Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":1.0". Xvfb is running on Display ":1"
If I reboot the machine this same command set will run fine. This just happened when I applied the newest patches for all my software (normally I do this weekly).
I have a netbook (Acer Aspire One) I'm running Slackware 13. and usually, I prefer to connect an external monitor. When I switch my machine on with the monitor connected, the display is duplicated on both screens and since I just want the netbook's screen to be off and only see the display on the external monitor, I can doxrandr --output LVDS --off
Great! However, it's a hassle to do this every time I log in and I'd like to automate the process if possible. I did some googling and I found that if you want to automate xrandr commands, you can put a script in /etc/X11/Xsession.d/ (see this). I wrote the following script to automate my xrandr commands and since the Xsession.d directory didn't exist, I tried creating it. The script was called 45custom-xrandr_settings, as the one on the RandR wiki is called the same.
Code: #!/bin/bash # Check whether the external monitor is connected