Yesterday Alex Fiestas showed on his blog a video of a recent development version of the KScreen library, created to handle easily multiple monitor setups in KDE, almost in an “automagic” way. As this is a project where configurations and setups are highly heterogeneous, a lot of testing is required to ensure things work reliably.
Of course, you cannot ask a developer to have all sorts of screen combinations, but remember one of the strengths of FOSS: “many eyes make bugs shallow”. And that’s why the KDE team prepared testing packages for KScreen for openSUSE users.
Before you jump to the repository, bear in mind that these packages are for testing and bug reporting purposes. They can potentially cause unwanted effects, connect your displays to some random alien homeland, make your house blow up, and so on.
If you are still daring, you can find them in the KDE:Unstable:Playground repository. Install both the
kscreen packages, and you’ll see a new entry in System Settings when you go to the monitor configuration control panel.
Make sure you report all bugs (along with detailed information on monitor setups etc) to bugs.kde.org.
Let the testing commence!