Re: Screensaver for multi monitor usage
On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 11:14:43AM +0100, Mark Ross wrote:
| My Problem:
| When the screensaver starts only display 0.0 is used by the screensaver.
| (naturally by locking the screen, same problem)
| How can I setup the other displays also to use the screensaver defined
| for display 0.0 ?
I have a dual-monitor setup and haven't had a problem with this. Have
you tried enabling Xinerama? It makes all your monitors appear as one
big desktop to your applications, and lets you do a lot of nifty things
like dragging windows between monitors and such. You add it to to you
XF86Config-4 file like so:
Screen "RH" RightOf "LH"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
One caveat: Xinerama is a real pain without window manager support; with
KDE 2.x you'll get a taskbar spanning multiple monitors and a few other
quirks. KDE3 handles things a lot better; there are lots of other
reasons for upgrading to KDE3 too. In either version you need to enable
support for Xinerama in the K control panel - Desktop/Window
Behaviour/Advanced in KDE 3, can't remember where it is in KDE 2.
| Or is it possible to use different screensavers for the displays ?
Not as far as I know, though there's no technical reason why it
can't be done.