Archive for July 31st, 2017
Having replaced the Dell Optiplex 980 (running from an eBay NOS power supply) with an off-lease Optiplex 9010, I was mildly surprised to find two Displayport outputs from the built-in Intel graphics chipset. Not being a gamer, I don’t care much about graphic performance, but plugging two 2560×1440 monitors into the jacks and having them Just Work was delightful. Indeed, Dell even managed to
fix work around the error in the U2711 firmware requiring me to power-cycle the damned thing before booting the PC; now I can just turn the PC on and It Just Works.
Mysteriously, the incantation required to limit the Wacom tablet to the left-hand landscape monitor now uses
DP1 instead of
xsetwacom --verbose set "Wacom Graphire3 6x8 stylus" MapToOutput "DP1" xsetwacom --verbose set "Wacom Graphire3 6x8 eraser" MapToOutput "DP1" #xsetwacom --verbose set "Wacom Graphire3 6x8 Pen stylus" MapToOutput "HEAD-0" #xsetwacom --verbose set "Wacom Graphire3 6x8 Pen eraser" MapToOutput "HEAD-0"
I’ll leave the “HEAD-0 incantations as comments, so as to have a hint the next time …