Re: gnome-list Digest, Vol 25, Issue 15

Hi Roe,

Have you tried not pluging in your monitor until after you destop
session starts?


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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Default character encoding in Gnome Terminal
      (Sebastian Tennant)
   2. One desktop only on a multihead system? (Roe Peterson)


Message: 1
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 20:10:56 +0100
From: Sebastian Tennant <sebyte smolny plus com>
Subject: Re: Default character encoding in Gnome Terminal
To: gnome-list gnome org
Message-ID: <87d5e93k5b fsf smolny plus com>
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Quoth Olav Vitters <olav bkor dhs org>:
> It must be set in the environment read by gnome-terminal. Appears your
> locale is set too late. 
> Try for instance:
> 1. killall gnome-terminal (do not run this on Solaris ;)
> 2. start an xterm
> 3. start gnome-terminal
> now see what encoding gnome-terminal selected...
> Change your config so that the locale is correctly set from gdm.

Thanks.  You gave me the nudge I needed.

The simplest workaround is of course to edit the launcher command to

  env LANG="<locale>" gnome-terminal ...

I've had gdm configured to automatically log me in for so long now I'd
forgotten that you can set the language for each session at the login
screen (and nowhere else!) and if the langauge setting has changed,
you are then asked if you would like to make this language the
default language setting for subsequent sessions.

In the end that was all that was causing the problem.

I'd love to know where this information is stored.  It's not kept in
any of the obvious places.  Believe me, I've looked.



Message: 2
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 13:15:04 -0600
From: Roe Peterson <roe liveglobalbid com>
Subject: One desktop only on a multihead system?
To: gnome-list gnome org
Message-ID: <446E1938 3090204 liveglobalbid com>
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Sorry if it's come up before, but I've searched everywhere I can

I've got a system with twin monitors, running FC5 and Gnome 2.14.

Unlike most other users, I _don't_ want gnome to start a desktop on
my second monitor - I have an app that runs fullscreen on the secondary

I have tried everything I can think of to make gnome ignore the second
monitor, with no success:
    - run xinit manually, and manually start gnome-session with:
          gnome-session --display=:0.0
          gnome-session --screen=0

without success.  The desktop session _always_ grabs my second monitor.

So, before I start digging into source code, can anyone offer a 
newbie some advice?

Thanks in advance.


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