Dual screens and Gaming?

Jacob fun2program8 at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 11 13:06:18 UTC 2007

On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 18:12:17 +1100
Owen Townend <bowbowbow at optushome.com.au> wrote:

> On Mon, 2007-11-05 at 16:05 +0900, Senectus . wrote:
> > It's been a while since I've played a decent game on linux, and now
> > that X3: Reunion, UT 3 and ET: QW are all Linux enabled I would like
> > to come back into the fold of gamers again :-)
> > 
> > One thing I've always wanted to do long ago was run the game on one
> > screen while I have the other screen with a manual open or IRC open
> > etc.. has X (and nvidia's drivers) improved enough to do this now?
> > 
> > -- 
> > Ubuntu Dapper 7.04
> > The less you know, the more you believe. - Bono
> > The more you know the less you need to say. - Jim Rohn
> > 
> Hey,
>   Most games in linux are full screen and use opengl to capture the
> mouse from leaving its window. Some games are multi-screen aware, but
> usually this is to make use of the second screen, or choose between them
> which won't let you still run IRC etc. I believe there's an option in
> opengl itself to disallow the capture, but this is not really desirable
> in FPS games, but would be ok for RTS.
> cheers,
> Owen.

I am also interested in this. Would you mind sharing some of your knowledge on this subject? :)


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