Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2007 23:11 UTC, submitted by Forsberg
X11, Window Managers X.org 7.3 was released earlier today, but because the X.org website was unreachable, we bring you this news a bit late. X.org 7.3 includes RandR 1.2, input hotplug (both enable hotplugging of devices), improvements in KDrive, DTrace support, and more.
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While we're on the subject of X:
by Laurence on Fri 7th Sep 2007 09:31 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

While we're on the subject of X, maybe you guys could offer some help on a problem i've recently encountered:

I've been playing about with dual monitors on my nVideo card using SVideo out to my TV. The problem I've had is that I can't get applications (VLC specifically) to full screen display on the TV if the application is running on the monitor and running applications on the TV isn't practical as the screen definition is too poor to make out the fine text in the X11 applications.

So what I'm after is either an easy way to either move application from one XScreen to anthoer (perhaps in a simular way to how you move applications from one Desktop to another?) or to fix applications so they can display on multiple different XScreens at the same time.

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hyriand Member since:
2006-04-03

Instead of using 2 seperate screens, you should look into using nvidia's Twinview or X' Xinerama. This basically merges your two screens into one larger screen.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

"Instead of using 2 seperate screens, you should look into using nvidia's Twinview or X' Xinerama. This basically merges your two screens into one larger screen."


I tried Xinerama but that just ground KDE to a snails pace and c*cked up the wallpaper (though this is just minor 'picky' issue).

I'll read up some-more on Xinerama as maybe i set something wrong (I really wasn't sure what i was doing when i enabled it) and have a play with twin view tonight.

thanks for you help mate

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DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"The problem I've had is that I can't get applications (VLC specifically) to full screen display on the TV if the application is running on the monitor and running applications on the TV isn't practical as the screen definition is too poor to make out the fine text in the X11 applications."

I ran into this awhile ago. This is purposely locked out due to legal restrictions. I found this information on the VLC website somewhere about 9 months ago or so. Thank the movie industry folks, as this is to supposedly prevent people from pirating movies.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

"I ran into this awhile ago. This is purposely locked out due to legal restrictions. I found this information on the VLC website somewhere about 9 months ago or so. Thank the movie industry folks, as this is to supposedly prevent people from pirating movies."


hehehe that's just madness.

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