[winswitch] Clarifrication regarding Xinerama

Lukas Haase lukashaase at gmx.at
Wed Jan 28 16:35:53 GMT 2015


Based on my bug report (http://xpra.org/trac/ticket/798) I am confused by Xinerama and want to resolve my misunderstanding before continuing with the bug report.

When exactly would I need Xinerama?

In my setup, I usually have a Linux xpra server and connect via Windows clients where the Windows clients usually have multiple displays which dynamically change (Laptop with different docking stations on different external monitors or no external monitor at all).

As I understand I did not use Xinerama at all - so far.

So do I need Xinerama in this setup? Do I want it? Why?

Second, do I understand correctly that the fakelibXinerama is included automatically in the stable CentOS repositories? At least it is installed on my system:

# yum list | grep -i xinerama
libNX_Xinerama.x86_64                           @epel
libXinerama.i686                           1.1.3-2.1.el6                @base
libXinerama.x86_64                         1.1.3-2.1.el6                @base
libXinerama-devel.x86_64                   1.1.3-2.1.el6                @base
libfakeXinerama.x86_64                     0.1.0-3.el6                  @winswitch
libNX_Xinerama.i686                             epel
libXinerama-devel.i686                     1.1.3-2.1.el6                base


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