[TriLUG] Bleeding-edge Kernel + Xorg + Xinerama + Nouveau == can't lock screen
lugmail at cheetah.dynip.com
Wed Mar 21 11:00:15 EDT 2012
I've just loaded the latest Debian Stable on an aging dual-GPU machine.
Both gfx cards are older NVIDIA GeForce cards. Newer proprietary
drivers don't support either card, plus proprietary is bad, so I'm going
In order to get nouveau working smoothly, I had to update to kernel 3.3
(to get kernel mode switching), and update to Xorg 1.9.3 (because
nouveau wants 1.8 or later).
I'm no expert at this, and the end result is:
- Xinerama works. I've got my gdm3 desktop spanning both screens.
- Keyboard keyrepeat in X got broken somewhere along the way (hugely
annoying but not the point of this message)
- Lock Screen doesn't work. Neither the hotkey nor selecting Lock
Screen from the System menu does anything.
Also, screen savers only display on one screen. Several years ago I had
a working Xinerama setup where locking worked and screen savers spanned
Screen locking works with Xinerama off, but it's pretty annoying not
being able to drag windows between screens.
Anyway, anyone else on the bleeding edge encountered anything similar?
Any advice to offer?
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