[Gllug] X 4.2.0 and Matrox Millenium G550

Ian Baillie ibaillie at aladdinsystems.co.uk
Wed Apr 10 11:40:15 UTC 2002

Thanks John,

X is only the abbreviation I used in the EMail for XFree86 (sorry).  The 
permissions for /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 where rwx--x--x, but I changed this as 
you suggested.

I also changed the settings (using Sax2) to xinerama and I now have the 
functionality I require.  I previously had them set as 2 different screens, 
which functions slightly differently, e.g. you can't move apps between the 2 
screens, but has other advantages like opening a new message (using kmail) in 
the same screen as the application.  If I now open KMail on screen 2, and 
then double click on a message, it opens it on screen 1.

Thanks anyway,


On Wednesday 10 April 2002  9:15 am, you wrote:
> > I am running Suse 7.2 pro on a machine with a dual head Matrox Millenium
> > G550 (using X 4.2.0).  If I plug in 2 monitors, this seems to work fine,
> > but when I fire up a program, e.g. kmail on the second monitor, it
> > doesn't allow me to type an email, or move the application around the
> > screen.  A similar thing happens with Konqueror.  Also, I cannot increase
> > the number of desktops (above 1).
> >
> > However, if I login as root, both screens behave as they should, and I
> > can open applications on either monitor, and move them around, type
> > emails, surf the web, increase the number of desktops, etc.
> >
> > I assume this is therefore a permissions issue, so would someone point me
> > in the right direction of what I need to do.
> If the monitors are running at the same resolution then you want to
> setup Xinerama which makes them act as one big screen and you can drag
> stuff around.
> If the resolutions are different you may end up loosing the KDE or Gnome
> panel fromthe display as it treats both monitors as the smaller
> resolution and just does not draw the extra part of the higher display.
> This needs the line
> Option "Xinerama" "on"
> in the server layout section of the XF86Config4 file
> The only other thing on Xinerama is a screensaver will only obscure one
> display so any sensitive info you may have to remember to clear down
> before leaving the terminals.
> What permissions do you have set for the /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86
> Is the X just a sym link?
> Also you need to have both read and execute permissions set for groups
> and others so
> -rwxr-xr-x
> John

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