So after struggling some more, I made some headway.....
Following a post at this website:
I set up KDE similar, and use synergy to share mouse and keyboard. The exact tutorial did not work for me. The starting of the 2 X servers, although shown in different monitors, cannot be seen at the same time. I had to do a Ctrl-Alt-Fn(0-1) to switch (on and off) each screen. It seems the the servers were starting in different virtual screens although I am using 2 video cards. I was assuming that each Xserver starts with its own virtual terminals (0-6). I found another tutorial that (and the man pages of Xserver) that talks about the -sharevts switch, which can share virtual terminals. So the following 2 commands:
ServerCmd=/usr/bin/X -config xorg.conf.ati -layout ATI vt7
ServerCmd=/usr/bin/X -config xorg.conf.intel -layout INTEL -sharevts -nocursor
set up both monitors with GUI logins to KDE! Also you normally get mouse and keyboard on both screen at the same time (which is a mess).
Further reading points to the "void" driver (xorg-x11-drv-void-1.4.0-8.fc17.x86_64
). This did not work for me. (please see attach file "xorg.conf.intel.txt
" if I set it up right for the onboard graphics card).
Then I found the -nocursor
option above hides the cursor on one monitor but there is no (I couldn't find any) switch to do the same with the keyboard. So I had to add the line:
Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"
to the xorg.conf.intel file. This did the trick. No mouse and keyboard for one monitor, but mouse and keyboard for the other! Almost there. I search for ways to share the mouse and keyboard across both monitors and ofcourse synergy
came up in Google. I follow the same tutorial above (URL website
) to set up synergy. I got the two commands like this:
synergys -f -a 127.0.0.1 --display :0 -n ATI&
(to start server on display 0)
synergyc -f -n INTEL --display :1 127.0.0.1&
(to start client on display 1)
This did not work. Any ideas I am doing something wrong or not doing something I should? Thanks