[mythtv-users] make myth use the 2nd monitor on a dual-screen desktop

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Sun Dec 5 13:45:36 UTC 2010

On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 7:55 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5 December 2010 23:19, okcancel <okcancel at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> This Ubuntu desktop has 2 monitors connected to the video card.
>> 1st is a 21 inch flat screen.
>> 2nd is a 15 inch CRT screen.
>> Before installing Myth on this desktop,
>> I was wondering how you would make Myth always use
>> the 2nd (CRT) so that when the Myth frontend runs
>> it always starts and stays on the CRT screen.
> Very simple.
> start mythfrontend with:
> DISPLAY=:0.1 mythfrontend
> or whatever your DISPLAY is for your screen.

That won't always work.  It depends on how X is configured.  What
should always work is starting mythfrontend with the -geometry


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