View Full Version : [ubuntu] xmonad+unity-2d+multimon refresh problems

November 17th, 2011, 11:31 PM
Using two monitors under xmonad using the unity-2d launcher and panel, sometimes when I change workspaces on one screen whatever was on my other screen disappears -- the desktop draws over whatever was there. If I switch back to the previous screen, my windows will draw again if I cycle through them.

Is there a bug here? Is there some way to prevent the desktop from drawing over my windows? Is there some way I could force the windows on the inactive screen to redraw when I switch workspaces?

I am not sure if this is a problem with multiple monitors, a problem with xmonad, or a problem using xmonad with unity. Please let me know if I would be better served asking about this somewhere else.

February 1st, 2012, 12:23 AM
I have the same problem. Has anyone come across a solution for this?

February 1st, 2012, 01:02 AM
I think that I may have fixed the problem by configuring Nautilus to disable desktop icons. To do that in Oneiric you can run this command:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false

In older versions of Ubuntu where Nautilus is configured with gconf, use this command:

gconftool -t bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop -s false