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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Dec 5 13:51:57 UTC 2010

  On 12/05/2010 08:45 AM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 7:55 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
>> On 5 December 2010 23:19, okcancel 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
> argument.
> http://www.xfree86.org/current/X.7.html#sect6
> See also:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Running_MythTV_Dual_Headed

Or actually setting the X and Y offset (and width/height) in Appearance 
settings instead of specifying an override every single time you run 

I.e. the same way you don't specify your normal-use settings using -O 


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