[Mageia-discuss] Dual Monitors

David Taylor list_7258 at clear.net.nz
Thu Dec 29 20:20:33 CET 2011

-> On Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:51:13 +0000 Robert Wood took time to scribe <-

>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!

Totally agree, dual monitors are the best thing since sliced bread.

Anyway, you guys using dual monitors can you look at gnome bug 661243 (mga
bug 1655) and see if you can add some comments that may leading to getting
the problem I reported with gnome-panel fixed.

With my setup I can't get the panel properties to change the background on
my second monitor. Its ok on the primary monitor.

TIA for any info you can add to this bug.


David Taylor, Puniho
'the place to be; beneath the Mountain, beside the Sea'
whose computer uses linux/open source software, featuring
Mageia release 1 (Official) for i586, kernel
Uptime 3 days

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