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  1. #1
    phulshof NNTP User

    Default Wallpaper over 2 monitors in KDE4, SuSE 11.1


    I've just installed SuSE 11.1, and have so far been able to get my dual
    monitor setup to play nice. Both monitors are operational, and function
    fine from an application point of view (3200x1200 res), but KDE refuses
    to display my wallpaper over both monitors. In fact, I cannot set the
    wallpaper for my second monitor at all (it's stuck to the default green
    SuSE wallpaper or a fixed color).

    As a side effect: widgets also refuse to be moved from one monitor to
    the next. Applications can be moved fine, even put half on one monitor
    and half on the other, but the widgets and the wallpaper refuse to
    cooperate. This worked fine for me with SuSE 10.3. Any thoughts?


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  2. #2
    getintanked NNTP User

    Default Re: Wallpaper over 2 monitors in KDE4, SuSE 11.1


    What i'm about to say may not help! just warning you

    Okay, I'm still new to this, but what I did in kde3 suse 11 where I had
    the same problem was to configure the desktop. Select the background, or
    a slideshow in my case, then under advanced options - I set it to 'scale
    & crop' - this fixed any issues with displaying on screens.

    Now no matter the size or orientation it will scale and crop them to
    fit both screens as one large background.

    Hope that helps,
    -Matt


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  3. #3
    phulshof NNTP User

    Default Re: Wallpaper over 2 monitors in KDE4, SuSE 11.1


    I'm afraid you're right: it did not help. I fear my problem's a little
    more complicated than a cropped wallpaper.


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  4. #4
    daq NNTP User

    Default Re: Wallpaper over 2 monitors in KDE4, SuSE 11.1


    I have the same problem. I don't think proprietary videocard drivers
    properly configure multiple screens in xorg.conf so as far as OS can
    see, you only have 1 monitor. It looks like ati has an its own way of
    handling multi-monitor setup.

    I may be wrong.


    Code:
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    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout[all]"
    Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    Option "Clone" "off"
    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    VendorName "DELL"
    ModelName "1703FP (DIGITAL)"
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    DisplaySize 338 270
    HorizSync 30.0 - 80.0
    VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "PreferredMode" "1280x1024"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    Driver "radeonhd"
    VendorName "ATI"
    BoardName "Radeon X1300/X1550"
    Option "monitor-DVI-I_1/digital" "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    Driver "fglrx"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Device "Device[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Virtual 3840 1200
    Depth 15
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Virtual 3840 1200
    Depth 16
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Virtual 3840 1200
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Virtual 3840 1200
    Depth 8
    Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
    Device "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection

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  5. #5
    cybertaz NNTP User

    Default Re: Wallpaper over 2 monitors in KDE4, SuSE 11.1


    It is not video drivers.

    Right click on the second monitor desktop. You can then choose to add
    widgets or configure desktop. You have to open those dialogs from the
    monitor you want to change/add/etc widgets and/or wallpaper. KDE4 is not
    like 3.5.x in that the display properties can be changed from one dialog
    for either monitor.

    And yes, thew widgets do not move from one monitor to the other. I
    don't know if this a bug or by design.


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  6. #6
    daq NNTP User

    Default Re: Wallpaper over 2 monitors in KDE4, SuSE 11.1


    cybertaz;1942848 Wrote:
    > It is not video drivers.
    > Right click on the second monitor desktop. You can then choose to add
    > widgets or configure desktop.
    >


    I can't. The second monitor just shows a gray background and right
    clicking on it doesn't bring up any menus. I am able to use it just fine
    otherwise. Move windows around, etc.


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  7. #7
    cybertaz NNTP User

    Default Re: Wallpaper over 2 monitors in KDE4, SuSE 11.1


    how did you set up your dual screen? What video card/drivers are you
    using?


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  8. #8
    daq NNTP User

    Default Re: Wallpaper over 2 monitors in KDE4, SuSE 11.1


    cybertaz;1942883 Wrote:
    > how did you set up your dual screen? What video card/drivers are you
    > using?


    The card is X1300 using the proprietary ATI driver. I set up dual
    monitors with Catalyst Control Center.


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  9. #9
    Axeia NNTP User

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    Try killing the plasma process and starting it again.. fixed it for me
    once.

    PS: In 4.2 you can move widgets from on monitor to the other just fine,
    not in one drag for panels though as they'll stick to the side
    connecting the screens. Dragging it again does move it over to the other
    monitor.


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  10. #10
    daq NNTP User

    Default Re: Wallpaper over 2 monitors in KDE4, SuSE 11.1


    Axeia;1942897 Wrote:
    > Try killing the plasma process and starting it again.. fixed it for me
    > once.
    >


    That worked. Thanks.
    I restarted just to make sure it is not a recurring problem and desktop
    came up just fine.


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