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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: xorg.conf.d config (multiple monitors/2 computers) Reply with quote

hi,
I currently have one desktop-computer with 3 monitors: (with gentoo of course, all monitors on one card (sapphire HD 6450) ) and one Laptop T420s. Both current setups work, but I have "configured" my monitors only with an xrandr --blablabla line in .xinitrc because I just managed to configure the files in xorg.conf.d. Now I want to control both machines with my T420s so that I can use only the laptop keyboard/trackpoint for both machines (the idea came when I've read about the client - server difference in the X-window-system).
Therefore I can't go round xorg.conf.d anymore. Now I'm trying to set up xorg.conf.d only for my laptop as an exercise and I'm failing, google, gentoo-wiki, arch-wiki only talk about the old xorg.conf file and I don't find anything that document what is necessary and what not. After the try and error approach I've run Xorg -configure which created a good xorg.conf file that I've split into xorg.conf.d/ files and it doesn't work.

(I can't log in so I have to post everything with wgetpaste, sorry)
output of equery uses xorg-server:
http://bpaste.net/show/74403

output of 00-server.conf:
http://bpaste.net/show/74404

output of 10-evdev.conf:
http://bpaste.net/show/74405

output of 40-monitor.conf:
http://bpaste.net/show/74406

output of lspci -vvv:
http://bpaste.net/show/74408

output of /var/log/Xorg.0.log
http://bpaste.net/show/74409

no matter what I did, I always get: no screen found, and problem to parse config files...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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[  6760.968] Data incomplete in file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-monitor.conf
   Undefined InputDevice "Mouse0" referenced by ServerLayout "X.org Configured".

That error message seems pretty self-explanatory to me, your ServerLayout references nonexistent InputDevice sections. Or were you having some other problem?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:oops: nope...!!
I should sleep more... thanks..
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just recognized that only my exercise to configure the xorg.conf.d file for my laptop was successful. :)
So now comes the real thing.
First is it possible / good idea to install the xorg-server only on my laptop and to use only the laptop keyboard with the trackpoint. Then when I'm away I use only my laptop and at home I ssh into my desktop and start applications from the laptop that are display on either my laptop screen or on one of my monitors?

So I have to configure on xorg.conf.d/* on my laptop and add the three monitors from the desktop, does this work? because the monitors aren't connected to the laptop.

Moreover I want that every monitor is one tag of dwm.

And is it correct that "Device" in xorg.conf is the graphic card, "Monitor" is on of the physical monitors and "screen" is in a sense a virtual monitor?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One step further. Now one of the three monitors is a separate screen in dwm (although I can't move the mouse to it, which is not that bad), but the other two screens show the same resolution and are not separated.

My current xorg.conf.d/*:

00-server.conf:
http://bpaste.net/show/76041

10-evdev.conf:
http://bpaste.net/show/76042

20-monitor.conf:
http://bpaste.net/show/76043

/var/log/Xorg.1.log:
http://bpaste.net/show/76044

When I change the Monitor Section from "Monitor1" for example to "Rotate left" it's ignored...and it's like that two monitors are "connected" in the sense that if I disable one than the other is also disabled..

EDIT: When I enter with this setup I can run xrandr and then it works... strange...
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