[lug] multi monitor setup
Steven A Hart
shart at Colorado.EDU
Wed Nov 7 15:20:33 MST 2012
David, the plan is to use two videocards with two outputs. One of the
three TV's will be the main "monitor" for the system. There won't be
monitors at all with the setup. The large screen TV's will be wall
mounted in this lab.
On 11/07/2012 03:17 PM, Davide Del Vento wrote:
> 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
> <mailto: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
> 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.
> Steve Hart
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