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Old 05-27-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
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presentation on second monitor

is there any way of running powerpoint style slide shows under linux on a second display? I have the box setup with dual monitors working nicely, only to discover that open office, three years on from when they started to develop it, still haven't implemented a choice of which screen to run the presentation on...
Old 05-28-2006, 05:15 AM   #2
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How have you got dual monitors working? If this is an Nvidia card, and you are using twinview, if you use a screen position of 'left of' or 'right of' you may get it spread across both, but if you use 'clone' then it should only open in one monitor.

I personally don't think it's a problem with OpenOffice, I think it should be a feature expected from the X server (xinerama or Nvidia) not from a piece of software running on top of these things.

Old 05-28-2006, 07:36 AM   #3
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it's an ati radeon 9600 with dual head... I used the drivers from and used aticonfig to set dual screen. I now have two different desktops on the two screens, and the problem is with open office, as the development in the "bug report" states here.

I need to know if there is any other software that will work with the second screen for powerpoint style presentations...


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