Comment 112 for bug 419328

Chris Conatser (sbquatre) wrote :

Just wanted to post a quick workaround that works on my HP Pavilion dv1648 laptop (two 1280x768 displays): when I leave the monitor configuration as side-by-side, per default, it crashes with all the usual symptoms described above. However, if I reconfigure to show one monitor as being above the other BEFORE trying to apply dual display, it works just fine. I assume that this means 1536 is within the limits of the video card; 2560 is not. This may make, for example, setting up a projector a little quicker than the metacity workaround, for those who like to stick to Compiz.