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Yeah, I made a point of xinerama and KDE just to burr Kewp a little if he reads this as he hates both of them with a passion and is the only other dual monitor junkie I know of on this board. He also made me realise just how easy this was to throw together. We have 15 dual monitor rigs at work now, a couple of Dell Xeon 2.4's and 11 PowerMac G4 dual 1Ghz, all with some absurd ammount of RAM, like a Gig a piece.
So I spend about 1/4 of my time at home infront of my xinerama craziness, then about 1/2 my time at work behind some dual 19-inch flat panel Dells or the dual 17-inch Macs and have to go back to my cubicle and my 17-inch trinitron running win98 and it feels like I'm computing on a palm pilot.
17 inch Palm, I bet a real palm must seem like a frickin watch face to you then. If monitors weren't amazingly expensive (obviously due to their weight) I would have to give this a go soon, but I guess I will do it later rather than sooner.
Nice shots btw, even though they are KDE
Oh, almost forgot to ask, how did you do a screen capture of both monitors on one image? Or did you just "paste" the 2 images together?
Its a GIMP feature for capture, as far as X is concerned, they're one space anyway, the cut line in that image was just about at the four set of minimized tabs, the monitor on the left is a 19-inch, the one on the right a 17-inch.
In the Gimp Under File, Acquire, ScreenShot, then... er, just a second, uh this.
About monitors too, since they're of course the one chunk of hardware that really doesn't get left in the archaic dustpile after 5 years or so, a used one really is pretty cheap if you live in a larger town. On ebay they're not worth their weight to ship of course... $50 is the ballpark these days for a good not-smoked 17-inch picked up locally. Poke around man, there are good deals out there.
So the line is completely seamless, because I can see nothing on the screenshot, the "whole screen" option from here shows must get the seamless shot, that's really nice.
I will go into "town" sometime next week and pick a paper and see what I can find. Seattle is about 2 hours from here though so it kind of sucks to go there too often. If things look good though, I will be doing that sometime sooner, rather than later
Keith, I don't know if you are aware, or even interested, but you can start gkrellm in KDE with a program called kstart, and make it so it doesn't appear in your "taskbar" on kicker. The info is, I believe, on GKrellm's website in the FAQ.
Originally posted by KeithKessler Thanks for the gkrellm tip!
I'm going to set that up now.
Sweet, glad I could help
Originally posted by zLinuxz Hey thanks bro MasterC, it's for the joy of having Linux, .
It's true what neo77777 says about beign Enlightment on top of Gnome...but then otherwise you wouldn't get the panel...and I like it.
Looks really good, I like E, and if you aren't concerned with tons-o-speed (like me, flux baby yeah!) then that works out real well to run it ontop of GNOME. Nice work...