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Old 12-06-09, 01:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: What is this metamodes thing?

Originally Posted by schmolch View Post

Since nvidia-settings is not capable of setting up xinerama-setups, is there any user-friendly documentation about all this stuff like what metamodes in xorg.conf mean?
Try Chapter 13: Configuring TwinView in the README.

Originally Posted by schmolch View Post
Can wrong metamodes kill your performance, like firefox behaving as it would have to draw on a much bigger screen and thus being slower?
I ask because i redid my xorg.conf and now my triple-head xinerama setup is alot faster and i wonder why.
That's possible. Old versions of Nautilus had a bug where it would repaint the entire screen whenever you opened a menu. It's certainly possible that newer applications have similar bugs.
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