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Old 10-22-2008, 03:08 PM   #1
tony williams
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Multiple monitors (TV + monitor)

I am running Mandriva 2008.1 now and quite enjoying it, I had a play today with multiple monitors and I discovered after research it was possible to use clone mode and give both monitors different resolutions and I did it with a few problems.**

Now quickly over to the senerio. I have here my desktop computer which stores videos, movies and it has a monitor that runs 1280x1024 @ 75Hz over VGA, I also have a TV near it that is hooked up over DVI, this TV runs at 1360x768 @ 60Hz. Now if I use the computer with the TV it's only ever to play video, maybe a game in the future?

Is it possible to have it so when I open up my media player (Kaffeine) it runs on the TV and not monitor (makes an exception?) and that the TV is off (no signal) until Kaffeine/Linux wakes the TV up to play a video? That way I just double click a video and put on the TV.

Or could I have an extended desktop (like in Windows) where I can drag windows over to the TV from the monitor (vice versa) but lock the mouse to the monitor (mouse/windows wont get lost) so when I wanna play a movie, I switch on the TV, I do a hotkey and drag Kaffeine accross?

Or any other ideas?

** Clone Mode: Whenever I full screen (maximized) a window it would fit the TV and not the monitor which meant that the window was short on the monitor but was too big across. The TV didn't display the bottom part of the desktop.

I am using a nVidia 5200 PCI card. I know some videos might be alittle laggy but I can always upgrade to a different nVidia card.

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