Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

evilytwisted Mar 10, 2014 @ 4:00pm
Dual monitor Support request
I already post this in the amd section, But hopefully putting it in here would get some answers faster

I have 2 monitors. (Screen 1) is a westing house monitor thats connected via a hdmi cable
(Screen 2) is a 15 inch hp monitor thats connected via a vga with a dvi adapter

screen 1 is on top of screen 2

my computer is a linux mint 16 kde 4.11.5 operating system
my graphic card is
Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850]
drivers im currently using is fglrx from driver manager

my computer specs are quad core processor with 8 gig of ram and 1 terabyte hdd

Heres my problem
i would like to have screen 2 to have the desktop menubar icons etc.. while screen1 has a wallpaper.. nothing else.
I also want to use the functionality of xinerama.
and have all of that work with steam!
when i tried last time i kept getting segmentation fault upon loading steam

Ill use skype,vent,mumble,teamspeak,teamspeak 3 whatever
any help would be appreciated
thank you in advance
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Lady Mar 10, 2014 @ 4:04pm 
so wait your issue is what exactly, you don't have the tool bar at the top?
evilytwisted Mar 10, 2014 @ 4:06pm 
I dont want the toolbar on the top
evilytwisted Mar 10, 2014 @ 4:06pm 
Should i rephrase my problem again?
SamCoupe Mar 10, 2014 @ 4:12pm 
can't you just drag the taskbar onto the other monitor in KDE?
evilytwisted Mar 10, 2014 @ 4:13pm 
No because xinerama causes steam to segment fault out....
evilytwisted Mar 10, 2014 @ 4:17pm 
heres the error with steam segments out
evilytwisted Mar 10, 2014 @ 6:38pm 
Letalis Sonus Mar 10, 2014 @ 7:06pm 
Originally posted by silent:
I also want to use the functionality of xinerama.
Who would ever want that with a single video card? It's obsolete buggy crap, you don't want to poke it with a stick if you can avoid it. There's just no reason to use it at all.
labyrinth Mar 11, 2014 @ 4:51am 
In theory that is very easy to achieve, but as we all know software & drivers on Linux have a lot to catch up to be on par with their Windows counterparts. On my machine Cinnamon goes fallback mode when I have xinerama desktop enabled.

If you want 2 desktops, but without xinerama, you can simply open Displays from start menu, move Screen 1 above Screen 2 with drag & drop and move your desktop icons, if any, on the Screen 2, again, using drag & drop.
Last edited by labyrinth; Mar 11, 2014 @ 4:51am
Stupendous Man Mar 13, 2014 @ 4:54am 
I'm running 2 monitors, but with Nvidia's Twinview on KDE, and it works perfectly. With KDE you can put any toolbar on any monitor you want, as well as widgets.
The segfault you are experiencing may be because of the AMD drivers; do they have anything similar to Nvidia's Twinview that you can use instead of Xinerama?

EDIT: You should upload the dump file the terminal output points to, what you uploaded doesn't tell anything.
Last edited by Stupendous Man; Mar 13, 2014 @ 4:56am
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Date Posted: Mar 10, 2014 @ 4:00pm
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