[SATLUG] Separate X Sessions with Dual Monitors

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Thu Aug 5 09:24:26 CDT 2010

Are your monitors displaying separate content already?
(Or are they using twin view?)
Which graphics card are you using?

You're running Ubuntu, so you're probably using a newer version of X
that doesn't have to use xorg.conf but can. You can however probably
initially avoid manually tweaking the xorg.conf depending on how you had
set up twin view.

what does xrandr --query tell you?

On 08/05/2010 06:25 AM, Christopher Lemire wrote:
> Hello, I would like to, instead of using TwinView, have two separate X
> screens. I had done it in the past, and I had two instances of Gnome
> running. I would like to do it with two separate Desktop Environments such
> as Gnome on one monitor and Xmonad on the other. I've tried googling several
> different terms, and I could not find anybody attempting this. Can anybody
> give me some insight on how it works or how to do this?

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