I have previously started a thread regarding twinview of nvidia which can be viewd at http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … highlight=
I managed to overcome that problem but I was brought upon another. To start with let me explain the situation. I am using Fedora Core 2, kernel 2.6.5-1.358 and nvidia FX5200. The whole idea started because I wanted to watch the movies I have to my tv and not on the computer screen. The idea of cloning the computer screen to the tv was abandoned because of resolution problems. I don't want to get into details. It's really another threads problem....
So I played with the xorg.conf file and tried to make two server layouts and ende up with the following:
Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "MonitorTv" Screen 0 "MonitorLG" Screen 1 "GrTv" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Monitor" Screen 0 "MonitorLG" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" EndSection
"MonitorTV" and "MonitorLG" have properly defined in later sections of the xorg.conf file.
So when I am within kde from a terminal I issue the command
$startx 'which twm' -- :1 -layout MonitorTv
then an X server is started. My kde is at ctrl+alt+F7. the newly started X server is at ctrl+alt+F8. And from there I can start an mplayer with the switch -display 1.1 and it plays normally at the tv. But when I switch to kde (F8) then the tv screen is lost. So the question is : Is there a way to make it possible to watch a movie on the tv while at the same time working on my desktop? (My sister wants to watch a movie and I want to work on the computer)
thanx a lot
I am not sure if this was a fedora topic or a general X server thing. I just mentioned that I am using fedora. The whole thing is about the X server. Anyway thanx for the tip. I'll try there too.