The left monitor native resolution is 1920x1200 in landscape mode. The right monitor native resolution is 1280x1024 but rotated to portrait mode, so 1024x1280. Because the mouse would get trapped in the bottom 80 lines on the 1024x1280, i cut the bottom 80 lines out of the display port, so the extended desktop resolution is (1920+1024) x 1200 = 2944x1200.

Is there someway i could use the bottom 1024x80 lines as a place that tails out dmesg or /var/log/something?

  • You might try not cutting that space and running conky in panel mode there if that is possible.
    – sikerbela
    Commented May 5, 2015 at 11:05
  • Prefer cutting the extra space because it is easier for all users of the machine to not have a "mouse trap" in that space not contiguous with the other monitor. Would not have to be interactive data, just output.
    – rjt
    Commented Jan 14, 2017 at 1:46
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    :D ghouls are real. Perhaps an x11 program could be written which opens a window in the particular coordinates and warps the mouse away when it receives a mouse over event.
    – sikerbela
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 4:33
  • That is an idea. I was thinking there must be something built-in for this purpose. Even a text only tty would suffice.
    – rjt
    Commented Jan 30, 2017 at 17:33


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