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  • External Monitor - Games on wrong Display?


    I am running Archlinux with NVIDIA Binary Driver 304.51 on a Dell XPS M1330. I have an external screen connected, as working on 24'' is better then 13''

    Yesterday I discovered Freespace 2, which has a native Linux port so I downloaded and installed everything. The game runs well, EXCEPT for one thing: The game starts on the internal Display instead of the big display.

    I tried different things, like switching with nvidia-settings to the external display, switching with xrandr, setting the external Display the primary one ( its the primary display implicitly, but I made sure its set ) and now I ended up playing in a big window.

    As that is not the ideal solution, is anyone experiencing the same thing?

    I guess the problems came when NVIDIA added partial XRandR support, as games are able to switch resolution now. Before, they simply crashed in case of a wrong resolution, which I like better in this case.


  • #2
    Hm, seems like no one has this problem.

    Freespace 2 somehow fixed itself, I am running it in the same resolution as the big display and it stays there.
    Torchlight however shows the same problems and can be convinced to stay by setting

    export SDL_VIDEO_X11_XRANDR=0
    which should work for all SDL (2?) games.


    • #3

      Did someone delete the last "bump" posting?