nVidia GeForce FX 5200 dual-monitor screensavers

Douglas Ohlhorst Douglas.Ohlhorst at noaa.gov
Tue Dec 9 00:08:16 UTC 2003

Thanks for the information, I'll play around with it some more and see
what I can find out. I guess if all else fails I'll just revert to any
older version.

I'll letca know what I find out...

-= Douglas Ohlhorst

Message: 18
Subject: Re: nVidia GeForce FX 5200 dual-monitor screensavers
From: Joshua Penix <jpenix at binarytribe.com>
To: fedora-list at redhat.com
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 11:07:38 -0800
Reply-To: fedora-list at redhat.com

On Mon, 2003-12-08 at 07:01, Douglas Ohlhorst wrote:

> with TwinView enabled on a dual-monitor system. The issue is when the
> Xscreensaver kicks in there are two different screen savers on each
> screen, I have it working quite nicely on my install of Red Hat Advanced
> Workstation, but can not get this to work without enabling the option:

Ah! To follow up my own previous post, it appears that my guess was
correct. From the XScreenSaver Changelog

"On Xinerama systems, xscreensaver now runs one hack on each monitor
(just like in ``real'' multi-head mode) instead of running one hack
stretching across all the screens. Note that for this to work with any
3rd party screensavers, they must update their ``vroot.h'' file."

I guess this is new behavior we're going to have to get used to, or hack
up some source to fix :) Perhaps I'll send a note to Jamie indicating
that a configuration option would be nice so people can have their cake
and eat it too.


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