[mythtv-users] Xsession on one, Myth on the other

Mercury Morris mercury.morris at gmail.com
Sun Jan 7 15:52:41 UTC 2007

On 1/6/07, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> I have a dual head setup; one card is an nvidia 5200 and the other is a
> cheap PCI S3/Virge.  I have X running on these.
> I would like to have a regular gdm login on the S3 monitor, and a Myth
> session on the nvidia monitor.  The idea is that I can watch
> TV/movies/etc on one monitor and do some work on the other.
> If anyone has a dual-monitor setup like this, I would appreciate any
> hints or possibly xorg.conf files.


Re-reading your post (several times), it seems to me that you have two(2)
video cards driving separate monitors.  If so, I can't comment on that
specific set-up.

But I can comment on what I believe to be a much more common setup,
one which you should be able to use with just the 5200 card.  Most
dual head set-ups run a monitor
on the VGA (or DVI) port of the 5200, and a TV set on the S-Video (or
YPrPb) port.
(Or maybe some variation of that.)

If you search the archives for "dual head", you will find quite a few
of how to set it up on a single video card, examples of xorg.conf files, etc.

The configuration you want to get to, MythTV on a TV screen and work on a
separate monitor is just great for running and maintaining MythTV systems.

Good Luck!


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