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Old 12-23-2009, 03:30 PM   #1
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Question Multi-vterminal dual-monitor setup

Hi all,

I've got a slackbox running slackware-current very nicely, and just acquired a second monitor to use with it. I've got the dual monitor setup going fine within KDE 4, however I'm now interested in making it set up so that virtual terminal 7 (the X session) runs on the primary monitor and virtual terminal 6 (The only free virtual terminal) runs on the secondary, with the ability to switch between them on-the-fly without one interrupting the other's view. Possible? Plausible? Or just plain impossible and I'm stuck running konsole in the secondary monitor?
Old 12-23-2009, 06:27 PM   #2
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It appears that you are running your dual monitors with a single X session across an extended display.
It is also possible to run a separate X session on each display. This will require changes to xorg.conf.

I can start with KDE running on my primary display, and then launch a WindowMaker session on my secondary display by Alt-F2 then 'wmaker -display :0.1'. The displays are separate, so changing the workspace in one does not affect the other. A minor inconvenience is the need to click on the title bar to change focus when I move from an app in one display to an app in the other.


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