First of all, I post in the newbie forum because I am a total newbie... I began with Linux (Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala") 4 hours ago. So if you answer this, please use simple words, and don't hesitate to be very descriptive
I installed the display drivers for my graphic card (nvidia 9600 GT), and configured the xconf thing and the Xserver to allow multiple displays, and it works fine. I have a computer screen on my table, and a television 3 meters away in front of my sofa, connected to the PC.
I used the "X screen separate displays" method, and I really like it, because, unlike on windows, I can totally handle my computer from my sofa OR from my desk.
But I have a problem : If I am at my desk and open firefox, then go to the sofa and try to open a firefox windows, it says "firefox is in use and does not respond, you must close... blablabla". and as it is X Screen, I can't drag a window from a display to another... so I am actually obliged to get up, close every open window on my "desk" screen and go back to the sofa.
Is there any solution to this (for example, a way to open a new window of Firefox without running the application ?
Well, this is not a huge problem, and I must admit that Linux progressed A LOT... I tried to go to Linux 5 or 6 years ago and it was so horrible that I gave up after trying to copy a file from the floppy to the HDD for 3 hours... but now, everything is really intuitive and in 4 or 5 hours, I have a working OS, internet connexion and multiple displays... GREAT !