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    Dual Moniters problem

    I have two graphics cards, one is an NVIDIA GeForce 6200 128MB AGP, and the other card is an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 256 MB PCI

    Right now, they are set to Seperate X Screens, and they seem to work independantly of each other, almost as if i'm on two seperate computers. How would I go about making them work like in Windows, where you can just drag from one to the other?

    Second. I had Emerald installed, and when I enabled the second screen, my windows are left borderless, (With Compiz Fusion running) so I uninstalled Emerald, and started MetaCity and then tried to reload Compiz, I'm still borderless!
    What do I do?

    So, basically, I want to have Compiz Fusion with Emerald working right, as well as two seperate screens, that don't act like two seperate computers.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Dual Moniters problem

    I'm not sure about how this works with two video cards as I have my two monitors set up on one card but this worked for me:

    Run "sudo nvidia-settings" and enable the second monitor with the "twinview" option and set that up then save the settings to the xorg.conf file.

    To get your window borders with compiz back try running these by pressing alt-f2 then run "compiz --replace && emerald --replace"

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    Re: Dual Moniters problem

    TwinView is disabled, and unclickable. Allright, I'll give the emerald thing a try

    Nope, my windows are still borderless.

    Allright, how would I get compiz to use Metacity's decorator?
    Last edited by but2002; June 18th, 2008 at 01:55 AM.

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    Re: Dual Moniters problem

    Edit: Sorry wrong info. Its alt-f2 and "gtk-window-decorator --replace"

    I'm not sure why you can't drag between the monitors. Even using separate X screens I'm able to do this. I guess it has to do with using two video cards.

    You can permanently set the window decorator in the compizconfig-settings-manager under the window decorations plugin.

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    Re: Dual Moniters problem

    Allright, I will set it to GTK when I get back under my Ubuntu install, right now I'm under Windows

    If anyone else has an idea why I can't do that, please let me know!

    Thanks!

    EDIT: OH!

    Does it have anything to do with the fact the moniters aren't lined up? I have one slightly higher than the other, so I set it that way in the config.

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    Re: Dual Moniters problem

    I just enabled my second monitor at system settings resolution, unchecked clone displays and I got two monitors on who i could drag objects. BUT it only worked with second monitor being under first, so like you go down to get into it. I moved second monitor to side or top place, clicked OK, but it jumped back to being under.

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    Re: Dual Moniters problem

    I managed to get it to work now, but now Compiz won't work, with both of them.

    Does anyone know a solution to this issue now?

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    Re: Dual Moniters problem

    You can't use compiz unless you're using twinview I found. So I guess you're out of luck unless someone else knows better.

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    Re: Dual Moniters problem

    I did some reading elsewhere, and I found it is impossible to use Compiz across multiple moniters when they are on seperate video cards.

    I'm extremely dissapointed

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