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Can Puppy do a Dual-Monitor setup?
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ChazZTheSpazZ

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jun 2006, 23:08    Post subject:  Can Puppy do a Dual-Monitor setup?  

Can Puppy use two monitors at once, through two separate video cards? I saw a Mac at my school that had a setup like that. The mouse pointer goes out of one screen and into the other.

If Puppy can't, will it in future versions? If it can, how does it work? I'm going to set up my mom's computer like that (for flash animating mostly) when I get another video card.

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jun 2006, 00:53    Post subject:  

Yes, you must edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf manually.

you have sections like "Screen0"
You must make a copy "Screen1" with values that suit the new graficscard.

Then in Section "ServerLayout" you must say, that both screen-sections shall be used:

Code:
      Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier "Main Layout"
        Screen     0 "Screen0"
        Screen     1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
      EndSection


More info:
http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/X11R7.0/doc/html/DESIGN2.html

google for "xorg.conf rightof" to get some examples.

If something goes wrong, you can edit it from the comandline with
mp /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jun 2006, 02:10    Post subject:  

Smile

Hey Chazz

If you are able . . . document and screen-shot and photo the process. I for one would like to do this . . .

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Flash
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jun 2006, 16:51    Post subject:  

There have been other threads having to do with this subject, in the Beginners or Users forum perhaps. Anyway, Chazz, I agree with Lobster: a Howto would be great. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Mar 2007, 08:23    Post subject:  

MU wrote:
Yes, you must edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf manually.

you have sections like "Screen0"
You must make a copy "Screen1" with values that suit the new graficscard.

Then in Section "ServerLayout" you must say, that both screen-sections shall be used:

Code:
      Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier "Main Layout"
        Screen     0 "Screen0"
        Screen     1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
      EndSection


More info:
http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/X11R7.0/doc/html/DESIGN2.html

google for "xorg.conf rightof" to get some examples.

If something goes wrong, you can edit it from the comandline with
mp /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Mark


Hi,

got it to work with a 3 Monitor / 3 graphic cards as one large screen config, using Xinerama feature of X.org ; have a look for a more detailed description here:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=16086
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