GeneralThis forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
PLEASE NOTE: All LQ Rules apply to the General forum. Flame wars, personal attacks, hostility, insults and behavior of that nature will not be tolerated. Differing opinions are one of the things that make this site great, but to benefit from differing opinions the discourse must happen respectfully and thoughtfully... without insult or personal attack. Members who are unable or unwilling to participate in General under those parameters will not be permitted to do so. If you see behavior of this nature please report it.
OK, maybe I shouldnt even start this here, but I trust you people so much, and I havent found a solution ANYWHERE on the web. So please read through to the end:
Today I tried to setup a dualhead (2 monitors) on my nv6600GT 128mb AGP today. A horizontally spanned desktop to be precise (2560x1024). All was fine. Only thing that bothers me is that all my media players showed all the movies and videos only on one half (one monitor). No matter if I dragged them over, or in fullscreen. Heres what puzzles me: When I ran only PowerDVD (or any other player) it was active only on 1 monitor at a time. BUT, when I opened a video in i.e WMP Classic (whatever video, or whatever other media player) 1st, left it open and paused, and THEN opened PowerDVD to play a movie it spanned across the two screens windowed AND fullscreen. Only thing is I had to leave the 1st player open (which did not span across the two screens). So whenever I wanted a player to span across the two screens I had to open another first and leave it open...
Now I KNOW this is LINUXquestions.org, but when I definitely invest into such a setup I would expect to do such things on windows AND linux. So im kinda interested if the video span thing is possible with Linux as well (and how of course!) and if someone could explain what is going on in windows with leaving that 1st player open to get the 2nd display to show the rest of the picture (I got some hint that it has something to do with the way nVidia makes drivers/chips and that it could be cheated to think its just one huge desktop with some kind overlay thing.) Now I cant think of doing such thing on Linux where there is said even nVidia does not have ´perfect´ drivers.
So to conclude my question: How can I watch DVDs in fullscreen stretched across both monitors in windows (without having to open some video beforehand or use $$$ third party ´overlay´ apps) and how can this be achieved on a SUSE 10.3 box (or Fedora 8) ? (My distros of choice)