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Re: Slim & Multi-monitor

From: Giovanni Biscuolo
Subject: Re: Slim & Multi-monitor
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:36:39 +0100


Brett Gilio <address@hidden> writes:

> I have a dual monitor setup for my workstation I use Guix on. The Slim
> DM is quite nice for me, and i'd theoretically like to remain with
> it. However, I am having trouble with the way Slim is treating the
> dual-monitor display.

I never tried a dual monitor (dual head) setup "since display manager"
[1] so I'm just reflecting here

have you configured xorg for dual head?

Archlinux wiki have a simple example:

I think you should adapt it to your needs ("xrandr -q" to show each monitor
ID) and use an extra-config in GuixSD xorg-configuration-file as shown
in this example (raplace bepo-evdev with your dual monitor section


> I checked the documentation for Slim to see if this is written on, and I
> did not find anything.

I don't know if SliM can start a custom display setup script, I found
this gist for Lightdm:

maybe it could be adapted for SliM

anyway, using the xorg configuration explained above should be better


[1] I just used dual head on laptop via xrandr commands, after "sigle
headed" display manager

Giovanni Biscuolo

Xelera IT Infrastructures

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