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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:

	Section "ServerLayout"
	        Identifier     "Blah"
	        Screen        "LH"
	        Screen        "RH" RightOf "LH"
	        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	        Option "xinerama"
	EndSection

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.

CP.



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