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Re: [SLUG] Interesting question about X and the like
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Interesting question about X and the like
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- Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 11:09:26 +0800
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On Tuesday 04 April 2006 09:31, slug-request@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Morning All,
> I have a Ubuntu 5.10 install which as some people know is a mythtv
> install, and it's this system I have questions about X and the like.
> The X session uses the default stuff, but I was thinking (and this is
> where I need some help in regards to the idea).
> I know you can configure another X session to use a different function
> key, so basically I would be running two X sessions on different
> function keys to swap between them. But what I am curious about is can
> the 2nd X session be configured to use say my svideo out port and
> output its display on the screen under its new function key shortcut,
> as well as to the svideo port for my tv.
> I dont really want to have my primary X session out on the Tv, so I
> thought maybe create another X session and then have it mirror to the
> Tv via the svideo port. That way mythfrontend can run on that other X
> session and mirror to the Tv, and I can still use the main X session
> for other stuff.
> Can anyone confirm if what I want to do will work? I know I can create
> another X session, but just not sure about the finer details in
> regards to the svideo etc.
> I have an FX5200 Nvidia btw.
Conventional wisdom says of course you can't ...
Each X server is totally independent, and can have it's own flags (kdmrc,
gdm.conf, and consequently own xorg.conf) so you should be able to do
independent configs ...
When I tried to setup touchscreens on two local Xservers the common hardware
ment one worked, one did not.
So I guess the answer is very specific, might work somewhere but not others.
What I do is 2560x1024 twinview display, run myth on the RHS screen.
What my mate does is also twinview but LCD lhs, TV rhs (he struggled, but got
working on GT6600: VGA:SVIDEO).
myth on a LCD is much nicer than myth on a TV.
But if you followed this you could have myth on your TV,
main session on your monitor. Never any conflict. You *could* drag a window
onto your TV, but it's easy not to, besides it's usefull when you want to
show guests the latest photos etc