Here's what I need to do. I need to be playing a movie over HDMI to a television screen for my friends while I'm hacking on some personal projects over VGA to a smaller monitor. It's imperative that the screens be separate, as I have a work monitor application running on the VGA screen which will be taking screenshots at random and it'd be nice to not have the screenshots be half Megamind and half Eclipse. I've heard that you can run a different X session on each screen, but I don't know how to do it. Essentially, I need VLC in fullscreen on one screen and my full desktop environment on the other. I'm running Linux Mint 11 (Ubuntu 11.04) 64bit.
Is there a way to do this? If so, could I make it so I could switch the X session my mouse is associated with in order to control the movie?