XWin on Larger Secondary Monitor?

Brian Ford ford@vss.fsi.com
Fri May 28 03:37:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, 27 May 2004, Sean O'Boyle wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm running a weird configuration and would like to see if anyone has this
> working.
> I have a laptop with a secondary monitor.  The primary (laptop screen) is
> 1400 x 1050.  The secondary monitor is a larger 1600 x 1200.
> I'd like to launch xwin on the secondary monitor such that the root window
> fills the screen.  Can anyone tell me how to do this?  The closest that I
> could get was to run in -multimonitor mode - but that filled both of my
> screens with a giant root window.
> Currently I'm settling with running XWin on the primary monitor and moving
> it to the secondary.  So it fills *most* of the screen...

You could temporarilly make the secondary monitor the primary one via the
control pannel.  Why not just use -multiwindow -multiplemonitors, though?
You might also try using "-screen screen_number width height"

Brian Ford
Senior Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
FlightSafety International
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