[ubuntu-uk] Dual monitors with independent desktops

Steve Cook yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 12 23:32:03 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-12 at 22:45 +0000, Rob Beard wrote:
> Hi folks,
> The graphics card on my PC has dual DVI video output (it's an ATI Radeon 
> X300).
> At the moment I'm only using a single display on a 17" LCD monitor, 
> however I was wondering if it's possible to run two screens but 
> indepdendently of each other.
> For example, on my main monitor I'd like to have my usual programs 
> (Firefox, Thunderbird etc) running, but on the second monitor I'd like 
> to be able to send the output of Mplayer for playing full screen videos 
> but not have the windows from the other screen use this monitor.
> Does anyone know if this sort of thing is possible?
This is the default behaviour if xinerama, twin view, etc. is not used.


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