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Matrox have little external boxes that will turn a single VGA into a double or triple VGA or DVI. I ran my laptop with my main laptop screen and 2 external screens using one. Not sure how well the linux drivers work though. I was using WinXP, the one after that, and OSX at the time on the Thinkpad T60. From a quick search: ...


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If you are using the Nvidia proprietary driver then nvdia-settings should be the GUI tool to configure the Xorg.conf file. It should have its own package in Linux Mint, so installing would be as simple as: sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings This should put an icon in your menu somewhere, you can run it from there (though I'm not sure how you get it to ...


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I'm sure there's a better way, I think this is all handled by udev now but if you know that those commands will solve it, you could always just make them into a script: #!/usr/bin/env bash cvt 1600 1200 xrandr --newmode "1600x1200_60.00" 161.00 1600 1712 1880 2160 1200 1203 1207 1245 -hsync +vsync xrandr --addmode VGA-1 1600x1200_60.00 Make it ...


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Devil's Pie probably does the job, it can be configured to detect windows as they are created, and match the window to a set of rules. If the window matches the rules, it can perform a series of actions on that window. The last news entry there is 5 years old, but it's probably ok (based on EWMH, Extended Window Manager Hints). (Regarding automated ...


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Nvidia uses its own "TwinView" technique, are you sure you really use Xinerama? In case you do, give a try w/o it. UPD.: Reading man fluxbox: session.screen0.toolbar.onhead: <integer> For those that use xinerama, users can set this value to the number of the head where they would like to see the slit and toolbar, ...


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Xdmx is not that hard (though it will have issues here and there depending on hardware), and is a good, cheap way to add an extra monitor – you can use an iPad or any other device that supports running an X Server. IBM DeveloperWorks guide to Xdmx: Distributed multihead support with Linux and Xdmx EDIT: I've found it much more effective to run ...


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This isn't a direct answer to your question, but you might want to take a step back and consider why you want this feature. It may be because you are used to working in a particular manner under Windows, but you might find that Linux offers a different way to approach your tasks, which could be much more efficient and may not even require a taskbar! For ...


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Your color and flicker issues are probably due to a bad driver. You should check with your manufacture and distro to make sure you are running the latest drivers and whatever kernel is recommended as working best with them. Unfortunately some hardware manufactures to not reveal how their hardware works, nor provide good drivers for Linux. This leaves the ...


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What if you switch client screen1 with 2 ? ------------ ----------- ------------ ------------- | client | | server | | server | | client | | screen2 | | screen1 | | screen2 | | screen1 | |----------| |---------| |----------| |-----------| This way you are able to set the right of cl scr2 to left of srv scr1 and ...


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This can't be done with the configs yet. ( or at least last time I checked )... The closest you'll get to a sollution, without hacking into X, is to configure you screens like this: ------------ ----------- | server | | server | | screen1 | | screen2 | | | | | |----------| |---------| ------------ ----------- | client | ...


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Since Im a newb, I am only allowed one hyperlink. Here is a Google Doc with the correct links. No proven solutions, but here are some ideas: The kernel framebuffer draws the console if there is no X11. Perhaps you can exclude the second display from you X config? I think the way to go (think because I havent done this myself, I like the full screen term) ...


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Current version of RandR protocol does not allow to use multiple graphic devices. It is expected to be implemented in RandR 2.0, but there is no estimate time of release (so do not expect it in the next two years). You might want to see (for example) here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RandR However, it might be possible to configure your monitors without ...


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I use Gnome Classic, or Fallback as it's sometimes called, under Ubuntu 11.10. I have dual monitors, and on each can have as many panels as I want. The trick here is to keep adding panels on the primary monitor (in my case the laptop) until one appears on the external screen. Add as many panels as you want and move them to the edge you prefer, then delete ...


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I have an Ubuntu system that I think matches what you describe. I have two displays, with each display having a separate menu and separate taskbar. Each display even has its own set of virtual workspaces. I can run Windows in a VMware session (or via RDP) fullscreen on one display and treat the other display as though it were a totally separate Ubuntu ...


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Distributed Multihead X - provided via the Xdmx server from the xorg-server package (or whatever your distro calls it). Xdmx page on Wikipedia Original DMX project page on SourceForge (from before it merged into X.Org)


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If you look at the chipset datasheet, there are only two display planes and display pipes (see pp. 78–79). You can also take a look at the tables on pp. 86–87. So, you've hit a hardware limitation. You may be able to get it working if two of the displays are displaying the same thing, with the exact same settings (same image, resolution, refresh rate, bit ...


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Martin- Very similar setup on my end, except with a pair of nvidia GT9800's - circa 2008!. Also an onboard Intel HD4000 (disabled in bios). xrandr only showed 1 gpu, though all other sys related tools properly reported both. ubuntu 14.04 lts beta 2, nvidia 331.28 proprietary The holy grail fix for me last night was: Base Mosaic! Empty xorg.conf, nvidia x ...


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I purchased another card in an attempt to get what I wanted working, and it does! That card is an ATI Radeon HD 6970 with two DVI's and two active mini display ports. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202035 I currently have three monitors running with the performance I expected on Ubuntu 12.04. This was a true plug and play ...


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Well, I just found shutter, a nifty tool that can do this. You can install on Debian-based systems with sudo apt-get install shutter Then, once you launch shutter, take your screenshot limiting it to the active monitor only: I just checked and it works perfectly on my LMDE running Cinnamon, it correctly took screenshots of the monitor where my mouse ...


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The first 4 commands should happen in sequence and the next should not run until the prior one has completed. Since you're backgrounding the last 2 commands I'd be tempted to insert a sleep statement there. Using a sleep in this fashion is a bit of a hack but would allow you to confirm your theory by playing with the amount of time to sleep. Since it's ...


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xdotool Rough idea but you could achieve what you want by creating a couple of commands using xdotool. Then you could run them accordingly when you have 1 or 2 monitors connected. There's a pretty good example of how you could do this in this articled titled: Xubuntu – moving windows between monitors. excerpt from section: Moving the active window to the ...


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Look at my answer to this question. There is a number of basic "tricks": use auto-detection of the sync-rates (do NOT force these!) do not let X choose from different resolutions (here you have to force) configure a fixed colour-depth (24-bit seems to work best, force again) use "xinerama" and "cloning" (not a default setting)


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I am not sure if this helps - but I had some problems on CentOS with a dual-head-configuration, too. What finally worked: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Multihead layout" Screen 0 "Screen0" LeftOf "Screen1" Screen 1 "Screen1" 0 0 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" Option "Xinerama" ...


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You can also launch Stellarium in window mode with a command-line option: stellarium --full-screen no See Stellarium's man page for details. You can also set the full-screen flag in Stellarium's configuration file, as well as the starting size of the window.


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The array of tools that can handle this in various forms is dizzying. There isn't one piece of software that does this, there much be a couple hundred. First of all, you can configure linux to run dual head in such a way that you can run separate window managers on each screen. You could run gnome on one and kde on the other or twm on one and awesome on ...


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The KDE desktop environment has native support for this. Check out Kubuntu which basically is Ubuntu using KDE. Here is how you do it: Right click on the desktop -> Add Panel -> Default Panel Right click on the panel -> Add Widgets Choose the Task Manager Right click the Task Manager -> Task Manager Settings Check "Only show tasks from the current screen" ...


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As described in the “Loading Settings Automatically” section of the nvidia-settings(1) man page you can save the nvidia-settings configuration to a user config file and then call nvidia-settings to load it automatically from your .xinitrc, .xsession, or whatever your desktop session startup uses.



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