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Old 05-05-2006, 08:39 PM   #1
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two instances of KDE on two monitors

I have an ATI card set up with dual head and I have it so when KDE starts up it takes up both monitors.

I don't want this.

I would like to make it so that KDE does not use the other screen, because it does if it's on either :0.0 or :0.1. This way I can have two instances of KDE (one from another computer) on two monitors and I can still move my mouse and keyboard between them.

If this isn't possible, then how do I get it so that the first monitor is :0 and the second is :1 ?
Old 05-05-2006, 10:37 PM   #2
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I kind of figured out a workaround. This is really wierd.

I started KDE on the main computer and as it was starting up I started KDE on the remote computer but on the same display. Both started, but the taskbars did this wierd leapfrog thing until both crashed and everything messed up.

But, when I put one of the bars at the top and left the other at the bottom, both worked in harmony! I can now open local programs on the top bar and remote ones on the bottom bar. Wierd.

Also, if i xkill the top one on one screen and the bottom one on the other, I get basically what I wanted in the first place: One computer on one screen and the other on the other screen while being able to move my mouse and keyboard between the two.

I guess it makes sense: the first KDE started the startkde program and the other computer's taskbar and desktop were put on top. And, when I open something from the remote taskbar it becomes a child process and the DISPLAY setting is left the same! Sweet.


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