Hello, I just made a fresh install because I got curious about what’s new.
I thought I had mixed up some things in my last setup and was too lazy to fix them yet, but no better time to do that than with a fresh install, right?
Here’s how it was:
Whenever I tried to deactivate conkys or didn’t move the nitrogen restore in the right place in autostart, my background got all mixed up and I had to set them again everytime I boot the system up. Also everything above a given line wouldn’t always work. For instance, whenever I rightclicked on my desktop for the openbox menu to appear while my cursor was ‘north’ of the line, it would still appear, but beneath the line I’m talking about. Geany, sublime and whatnot was the same, I could use the menu when in maximized window even when they were ‘north’ of the line, but the menu itself would open beneath the line.
Now I have a similar problem: whenever I use nitrogen, my backgrounds get all mixed up, so I tried to use feh and that works. I still have the problem with the ‘line’ I’m constantly talking about though. When I have certain programs running, sometimes the menus work, sometimes they show the behaviour from before and open beneath the line (ofc I cannot get any programs to act like that right now to screenshot it), some programs I can only move up to this line and not further, some programs work fine beneathe the line, but as soon as I move them north of it, everything above the line cannot be interacted with via mouse anymore.
It’s not all programs though. termite for instance works wherever it is, Unreal Engine does not.
I made a couple of screenshots, because I think they might explain better what I’m trying to say here.
The first one is with feh and shows my setup how it’s supposed to be looking - more or less, I don’t really need the spaces above the left and right screen, but it also doesn’t hurt:
when I have nitrogen loading my backgrounds the following is happening - in red are my screens and what’s actually showing:
and here to show what I mean with the mysterious line, you cannot see my cursor for some reason, but in both cases it’s hovering the ‘maximize button’ (marked the area with the red circles), when the window is below the line, you can see it having an impact because the hovering action appears, when it’s above - no hovering action and I cannot click it or use menus, or whatever’s above the line.
I didn’t do anything with conf files regarding the xserver, i think. I did run ARandR though and saved my layout and I’m loading it in autostart.
I tried to read about randr and xorg and whatnot here but I’m not getting anywhere. Mostly bc of a lack of understanding on my side.
What I’d like to have is that I can access the parts above this mysterious line on my main screen whenever and with whatever, I want to be able to move things around all three screens (that works) and if possible I’d like to be able to adress different screens individually. Not sure if that would work though, but I’d like to start my browser on the left handed screen, some wine apps on my right, most on my middle screen, etc.
If I get it right, I have all screens summed up in one display, what’s leading to the 6400 x 1440 display, with:
1920x1080 + 2560x1440 + 1920x1080 screens, hence the white or black spaces (no idea why they change colour…).
I tried to be as specific as I can right now, so just ask for whatever I missed out on or you don’t understand, no native speaker, that probably complicates matters even further.
Thanks in advance for any help!