[SLUG] dual monitors in X

From: Eben King (eben01@verizon.net)
Date: Sat Mar 01 2008 - 15:43:54 EST

OK, my two monitors (one DVI, one VGA) work fine hanging off one card.
Everything seems hunky-dory EXCEPT the left monitor (DVI, X monitor #1 I
think) doesn't participate in xscreensaver's displays. It goes black (and
not a fade like the other one either) and stays that way. I've tried both
Twinview alone, and with Xinerama added (I think that's what it is;
nvidia-settings was involved), same deal. (Philosophically, I prefer
Xinerama alone, because if I change video card brands, it still works.)

I have "mode: random-same" in ~/.xscreensaver and xscreensaver(1) says:

| mode (class Mode)
| Controls the behavior of xscreensaver. Legal values are:
| random-same
| Like random, but if there are multiple screens, each
| screen will run the same random display mode, instead
| of each screen running a different one.

It doesn't do that. What did I do wrong?

-eben     QebWenE01R@vTerYizUonI.nOetP     royalty.mine.nu:81

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