Re: Controlling displays on a multi head system
On Sat, 03 Apr 2010 22:10:40 -0400, Frank H. Baker wrote:
> Many thanks for responding to my query. Let me try to clear up the
> ambiguities you raise by expanding the explanation of my problem.
> However, when
> I use, for instance, the Gnome desktop for my console on a third
> monitor, I get panels at the top and bottom of the screens of all three
> monitors when X boots. I can suppress the panels on the two secondary
> monitors (the ones my program uses), but when my program displays a
> window on those monitors (which I intend to occupy the whole screen),
> the window is capped by a header. That is what I want to avoid, and
> really I would like not to have the panels and background of the desktop
> displayed on those monitors, though I can handle that.
O.k. I think now I get the full picture, thanks for the detailed
In one of my computers (running lenny and gnome) I have 2 displays in a
top/bottom layout (one display is on the top of the other).
I use nvidia card with dual DVI-D ouput and a I have chosen a "separate
display" layout, so in one display (the bottom one) I get the full
desktop icons and bottom bar but the display on top is just clean (no
bars neither icons, just the background).
I am using nvidia propietary driver which allows to select that "mode"
under /etc/xorg.conf named "twinview". So I guess you will have to dig a
bit about your card (and driver) capabilities and specify the desired
mode in your xorg.conf file.
What VGA(s) do you have in that machine and what driver is being used?