View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to run Compiz just on one Screen ?

June 19th, 2009, 09:37 AM
Hello everyone,

iam pretty new to Ubuntu and i own a Macbook with an Intel GMA X3100 Graphic Card. Dual Head works pretty well but unfortunatly it seem like the card cant handel desktop effects in dualscreen mode. If i enable desktop effects iam able to drag windows on the second screen but the desktop wallpaper just covers half the screen and the other half get messed up with restover of windows that i moved there. It seems like the Graffic card cant handel the size of the extendet Desktop.
The virtuell Size of both screens is 2400 x 800

So if the extendet Desktop size is to big in Dualhead mode. Is there any way to configure compiz just to run on my notebook screen and leave the second screen without desktop effects ?

I tried this to Tutorial but they dident worked for me: http://forum.compiz-fusion.org/showthread.php?p=55012 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=594703

I would appreciate any Help cause i would love to change my os to ubuntu.

Thanks a lot.