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Old 06-02-2006, 09:12 PM   #1
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Full Screen Programs When Using Multiple Displays?


I want to be able to run fullscreen programs on the first monitor of a dual screen setup. Right now it centers the program across the two monitors. I guess it would work if I set up individual desktops for each monitor, but I still want to be able to drag programs between monitors...
 
Old 06-03-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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what you want is xinerama.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 09:56 PM   #3
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I believe that is what I am using, my display spans two monitors. I want to be able to use full screen programs on only one monitor.
 
Old 06-04-2006, 09:41 AM   #4
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aha! you use gentoo! if you are using xinerama on gentoo you must add the xinerama use flag to /etc/make.conf and re-emerge everything. this happened to me and the problem was that though my X server supported xinerama none of my apps did; as the default is to not use xinerama unless the use flag is set.( and yes I know this will take a long time )
 
Old 06-05-2006, 01:58 PM   #5
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I have had the xinerama USE flag in make.conf. I used 'quse' to find all of the programs that depend on that flag and the ones I am trying to run (ppracer, zsnes, and any other full screen games) don't use it.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 08:18 PM   #6
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I think I misunderstood you. you are talking about fullscreen games and I was thinking maximised windows. I didn't have xinerama in my use flags and it would split the window across all 3 monitors. sadly I was never able to get fullscreen games to work properly with xinerama either. for a while I kept 2 xorg.conf files one for xinerama and the other just 1 screen so I could play games. now I'm down to just the 1 monitor and my tv with no xinerama. I send movies and games to the tv by setting DISPLAY=:0.1 ,but yes I lost the ability to drag from screen to screen. I apologize for the misunderstanding.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 08:30 PM   #7
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Don't worry about it, thanks for your help. I guess it's not too much trouble to change a line in the xorg.conf, but there must be a way to do it. If I find out how it I'll post it here.
 
  


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