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    Dual monitor setup

    I am running Saluki Linux which has xfce 4.1.0. I have the twinview setup so that I can use both monitors separately. My only problem not is that my main menu has no taskbar running along the bottom. This appears on the other monitor connected to my PC. The main monitor has the icons on the desktop running along the left hand side but no taskbar.

    I need to have my main monitor have the taskbar running along the bottom and all windows opeing on it rather than the other monitor. How can I do this?

    This is my xorg file:

    Code:
    # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
    # nvidia-settings:  version 295.20  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-01.nvidia.com)  Mon Feb  6 21:30:07 PST 2012
    
    #Special base config file used in Puppy Linux.
    # **********************************************************************
    # Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
    # which dynamically loadable modules to load.
    # **********************************************************************
    #
    # **********************************************************************
    # Files section.  This allows default font paths to be set
    # **********************************************************************
    # **********************************************************************
    # Server flags section.
    # **********************************************************************
    #everything past here is auto-generated by Puppy's Xorg Wizard...
    #PuppyHardwareProfile=NVIDIADELLE173FP
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    
    	#Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
        Identifier     "X.org Configured"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        Option         "Xinerama" "0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
    # as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
    # command (or a combination of both methods)
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc/"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1/"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/TTF/"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    
    # This loads the DBE extension module.
    # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
    # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    # This loads the font modules
    #    Load        "type1"
    #    Load        "freetype"
    # This loads xtrap extension, used by xrandr
    # This loads dri module (if present). 7.4 loads it by default, have to disable...
    #    Disable "dri"
        Load           "dbe"  	# Double buffer extension
        SubSection     "extmod"
            Option         "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
        EndSubSection
        Load           "xtrap"
    # This loads the GLX module (if present). xorg 7.4/5, need explicit disable to disable...
        Load           "glx" #LOADGLX
        Load           "dri" #LOADDRI
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
    
    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><Fn> VT switch sequence
    # (where n is 1 through 12).  This allows clients to receive these key
    # events.
    #    Option "DontVTSwitch"
    # Enables mode switching with xrandr
    # There is a report that this can cause Xorg not to work on some
    # video hardware, so default is commented-out...
    # but i want to use it in xorgwizard so leave on...
    # with the old Xorg behavior (pre-7.4)...
    #    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
    # Xorg 7.4, Ubuntu Jaunty, CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE is disabled by default...
        Option         "RandR" "on"
    # With this, Xorg won't talk to HAL to add evdev devices and you'll be back
        Option         "AutoAddDevices" "false"
    # For no-Hal, kirk also suggests this...
        Option         "DontZap" "false"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
        Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
        Option         "XkbModel" "pc102"
        Option         "XkbLayout" "us" #xkeymap0
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    	#Option      "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "IMPS/2" #mouse0protocol
        Option         "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    	#Option      "Emulate3Buttons"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" #scrollwheel
    EndSection
    
    Section "Modes"
    
    	#modes0modeline0
        Identifier         "Modes0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    
    	#UseModes     "Modes0" #monitor0usemodes
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "DELL E173FP"
        HorizSync       31.0 - 80.0
        VertRefresh     56.0 - 75.0
        Option         "PreferredMode" "1024x768"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor1"
        VendorName     "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName      "Monitor Model"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    
     #card0driver
        Identifier     "Card0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        BusID          "PCI:1:6:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    
    	### Available Driver options are:-
    	### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
    	### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
    	### <percent>: "<f>%"
    	### [arg]: arg optional
    	#Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
    	#Option     "DefaultRefresh"     	# [<bool>]
    	#Option     "ModeSetClearScreen" 	# [<bool>]
    	#Option     "NoDDC"              	# [<bool>]
        Identifier     "Card1"
        Driver         "vesa"
        BusID          "PCI:1:6:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
        BoardName      "GeForce 6200"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    
    	#Option         "metamodes" "1024x768_60 +0+0" #METAMODES_0
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Device0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "TwinView" "1"
        Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-1"
        Option         "metamodes" "CRT-0: 1024x768 +1280+0, CRT-1: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    
    	#Option         "metamodes" "1024x768_60 +0+0" #METAMODES_1
        Identifier     "Screen1"
        Device         "Card1"
        Monitor        "Monitor1"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes      "1024x768"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
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    Re: Dual monitor setup

    Quote Originally Posted by rmcellig View Post
    I am running Saluki Linux which has xfce 4.1.0. I have the twinview setup so that I can use both monitors separately.
    Right. So you have a mode that specifically joins together your monitors in one screen so that you can "use" them separately? Why not just use "Separate X screens" mode?

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    Re: Dual monitor setup

    Is that the same as clone mode? I need it so that for example, I can drag a file from one monitor to another. I thought twinview was the mode that I should use.

    Thanks for the help!!
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    Re: Dual monitor setup

    I don't think separate screens has that particular feature. You can move the mouse from one screen to the other, and that's basically it.

    As for clone mode, I think you'd need "nvidia-xconfig --stereo=4" to get that. It seems to me that what you want is really Twinview. I don't recall exactly where, but I think Panel Preferences controls which screen you have a panel on.

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