[lug] multi monitor setup

Davide Del Vento davide.del.vento at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 15:17:04 MST 2012

I was doing exactly(*) that with GNOME 2 on Ubuntu for years and it worked
great (with intel embedded graphic cards).
Unity and GNOME3 both broke it badly, so I switched to KDE on kubuntu,
which works only ok. So, I'd try mate (the gnome-2 forking), which is in my
todo list.
YMMV, good luck with that, etc etc etc. By the way why do you want to use
monitors instead of buying the more useful and faddish tablets? Heck they
now even have a KDE tabled (just to avoid the
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law -- that's sarcasm).

Please let us know how it goes!

(*) I'm not sure I was doing EXACTLY that: I was using laptop screen,
external monitor and TV, not 3 TVs and a projector. By the way, do you have
a graphic card with 3 (three!) TV outputs? Never seen one!

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Steven A Hart <shart at colorado.edu> wrote:

>  I was curious if anyone has played around with a multi monitor setup
> like what I am envisioning.  One system with 3 wall mounted TV's and a
> projector connected.  I want the ability to display select desktops and/or
> individual windows on the various video outputs.
> The basic idea is.....
> Firefox browser displayed on TV#1
> Terminal on TV #2
> VLC video displayed on TV #3
> Libreoffice presentation on the projector
> I'm open to any ideas on any Linux distro.  I'm also hedging my bet by
> investigation a windows solution as well.
> cheers
> Steve
> --
> Steve Hart
> Systems Administrator
> Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research
> University of Colorado Boulder
> Steven.Hart at colorado.edu
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