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Old 04-13-2008, 04:19 PM   #1
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Dual Head - Terminal on one display, Gnome on the other. Possible?


At the moment, I'm running a dual head setup on my Asus laptop with NVidia gfx card, and getting (separate) Gnome on the laptop screen and the external monitor using the bog-standard xorg.conf dual head setup.

What I'd like is Gnome running on my laptop screen, and the console on external monitor. I believe its possible, but I have no idea where to start (apart from that I don't think the settings are in xorg.conf)

Any pointers?

Thanks
 
Old 04-14-2008, 01:04 PM   #2
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Certainly you could just start a full screen border-less terminal on the second X display device?

Or do you literally want a terminal on the second screen, with no X running?
 
Old 04-14-2008, 01:38 PM   #3
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That'd be cheating... and if I tried to get it auto starting, it either opens on the wrong screen, or both. (Both gnomes running the same settings)

Ideally, yeah, a true terminal. If that's not possible, a different window manager (ion or similar). If I get the solution to one, I could probably get to the other.
 
  


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