View Full Version : Gnome3 bar on wrong monitor
17th April 2011, 04:40 PM
I have a dual monitor setup. By default the wrong monitor was on the right. I moved them in the system tools -> display settings, but now they are on the correct side, but the menu bar (Activities, the time, etc) is on the wrong monitor - how can I change which monitor that is displayed on?
(The gnome people told me this is probably a distribution specific thing?)
17th April 2011, 09:47 PM
Just curious, are using integrated graphics or discrete, and does anything crash when you switch to dual monitors?
I ask because I have trouble getting mutter to work on my old computer which has integrated graphics, it's about 5 years old, so I'm not expecting much, but it used to work in Windows XP.
17th April 2011, 09:48 PM
I don't know what you mean with the first question. I have an NVidia Geforce 7600.
19th April 2011, 12:26 AM
daviddoria: you can use the --primary parameter to xrandr to nominate one specific display as the 'primary' one: something like 'xrandr --output DVI-1 --primary' . There's probably a way to do this via xorg.conf so you don't have to do it on each boot, but I don't know it off the top of my head.
buckyb: old Intel chipsets can only do acceleration up to a maximum display width and/or height of 2048 pixels; if the combined width or height of your displays is more than 2048, then Shell will go sideways. I suspect that's what you're seeing.
19th April 2011, 12:38 AM
AdamW, perfect, thanks!
To the next reader, my screen was not actually named DVI-1. To see a list of your screens, simply do:
If anyone knows how to do this in xorg.conf that would be great :)
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