[ubuntu-uk] Dual monitors with independent desktops

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed Feb 13 00:05:51 GMT 2008

Steve Cook wrote:
> 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.
> steve

Ahh right, I'll have a look.  Not having used dual monitors before on 
Linux it's all new to me.


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