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Old 11-15-2004, 12:05 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Athens
Distribution: Fedora 9
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X server


Let me explain the situation. I am using Fedora Core 2, kernel 2.6.5-1.358 and nvidia FX5200. The whole idea started because I wanted to watch the movies I have to my tv and not on the computer screen. The idea of cloning the computer screen to the tv was abandoned because of resolution problems. I don't want to get into details. It's really another threads problem....

So I played with the xorg.conf file and tried to make two server layouts and ende up with the following:

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "MonitorTv"
	Screen      0  "MonitorLG"
	Screen 	    1  "GrTv"
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Monitor"
	Screen      0  "MonitorLG"
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
"GrTV" and "MonitorLG" have properly defined in later sections of the xorg.conf file.

So when I am within kde from a terminal I issue the command

$startx 'which twm' -- :1 -layout MonitorTv
then an X server is started. My kde is at ctrl+alt+F7. the newly started X server is at ctrl+alt+F8. And from there I can start an mplayer with the switch -display 1.1 and it plays normally at the tv. But when I switch to kde (F8) then the tv screen is lost. So the question is : Is there a way to make it possible to watch a movie on the tv while at the same time working on my desktop? (My sister wants to watch a movie and I want to work on the computer)

thanx a lot

Last edited by axelmang; 11-15-2004 at 12:06 PM.


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