[Mageia-discuss] Dual Monitors
robert.wood at apostrophe.co.uk
Thu Dec 29 11:51:13 CET 2011
it most definitely is possible and really quite easy with nvidia dual
monitor cards and nvidia-settings. It's also very easy with a laptop
running two screens, using krandrtray. In fact with the latter it's
easier than nvidia-settings sometimes.
As far as useful purpose, blimey, when you're writing software, it's so
nice to have compiler on one window and schematic on another; for laying
out PCBs, having schematic one screen, PCB on the other; when writing
Linux apps with Qt, having creator in one window and designer in
another; for general surfing having Firefox on one, Thunderbird on
another etc etc. I've got two 24" 1920x1080 screens and it makes my
working day *so* much easier.
Go for it, once you've tried it, you'll wonder how you managed without!
On 28/12/11 22:17, Maarten Vanraes wrote:
> Op maandag 26 december 2011 22:44:40 schreef TJ:
>> 1. Is this possible in Mageia?
> likely yes
>> 2. How difficult is it?
> likely not that difficult, perhaps some manual intervention for rotating it.
>> OK, three questions...
>> 3. Any ideas for a useful purpose?
> I've seen people use this setup primarily to have documentation on the
> portrait side of screen + browsing, primarily because you see more lines and
> most websites/documentation don't use any kind of width.
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