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Old 09-03-03, 05:51 PM   #10
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Originally posted by pe1chl
You can do things like this from a console window on the first screen:

DISPLAY=:0.1 mplayer filename.mpg

by typing DISPLAY=:0.1 in front of a command it will run on your second screen.
(it is also possible to type:
export DISPLAY=:0.1
and then all commands that you run in that console window will run on the second screen)

Many X windowmanagers will automatically see that you have two screens and put the mouse menus on both screens. E.g. fvwm and kwm (KDE) do this (I have seen it).
Apparently your windowmanager does not do this, or needs extra help.
wahou, that's interesting
I didn't know that
Maybe I'll try it, but for the moment, I use twinview with rightof since yesterday (I just watch a film at TV while I browse internet)
and it does all I need except a little thing : I didn't succeed in setting my monitor to 1024x768 while my tv is in 800x600 (my monitor go automatically to 800x600 :/ )
it's the only problem I have
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