[lug] multi monitor setup
qstream at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 17:44:40 MST 2012
Steve, my 2 cents: I've been using a command line tool called disper
(apt-get install disper) to control my screens. It's fast, flexible and
seems to always "get it right."
On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 3:20 PM, Steven A Hart <shart at colorado.edu> wrote:
> 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> 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.
>> Steve Hart
>> Systems Administrator
>> Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research
>> University of Colorado Boulder
>> Steven.Hart at colorado.edu
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