I'd like to have two separate screens (one for desktop, one for running XBMC on TV). I have ati radeon 4850: 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV770 [Radeon HD 4850] Now it works with X autoconfiguration (one big desktop - I have to move windowed xbmc to second screen and make it full screen with wmctrl). could you please help me with your working xorg.conf files which I could base my config on?

thanks in advance


  • ok, I managed to configure separate screens using proprieteraty ati driver, but the second screen (TV) doesn't get keyboard input and doesn't show window decorations. please help.
    – yemu
    Apr 17 '12 at 11:01

You're experiencing an issue with both Compiz and Nautilus. They both don't handle separate X Screens very well.

Fortunately, you can disable Nautilus background and tell Metacity to decorate your windows on the second display:

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