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Re: Slim & Multi-monitor

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Slim & Multi-monitor
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 07:53:56 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1

Hi Chris,

> 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. Instead of treating each monitor as their own
>> "workspace", it is treating both monitors together as a single extended
>> display, which creates an awkward division down the middle of Slim, and
>> displays part of the login field on each monitor display.
>> I checked the documentation for Slim to see if this is written on, and I
>> did not find anything.
> I can confirm that this happens for me, also.  I wasn't sure if it was a
> bug or not, so I didn't comment on it, but it certainly seems incorrect.
> Since this affects multiple people using GuixSD, perhaps we should file
> a bug report about it.  Could you do that by emailing address@hidden

I don’t think Slim supports multiple monitors, so there’s little we can
do without forking it.

Slim also has a couple of other drawbacks (such as no support for input
methods and lack of localisation).  We should change the default to a
different display manager such as gdm or lightdm.


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