[mythtv-users] Different screen for the frontend

Dave Pearson lists at the-pearsons.co.uk
Tue Dec 21 23:02:25 UTC 2010

On 21/12/10 19:59, Josu Lazkano wrote:
> Thanks for your reply!
> > From which screen do you execute mythfrontend? I want to do from the
> VGA (where I worked) and display on the HDMI (TV).
> Thanks again, I will try it.
> Best regards.
> 2010/12/21 Dave Pearson<lists at the-pearsons.co.uk>:
>> On 21/12/10 15:19, Josu Lazkano wrote:
>>> Hello list!
>>> I have running a BE/FE on a Debian Squeeze machine. I have two
>>> screens: TV (HDMI) and monitor (VGA).
>>> I want to us the same machine to work with the monitor and the TV to
>>> execute the frontend. I have a Nvidia ION board with 260 drivers.
>>> I have configured the VGA monitor as disabled. Which is the best
>>> config for this purpose? Separate screen or twin view?
>>> The idea is to always work with the VGA monitor and when executing the
>>> frontend, start on the HDMI TV.
>>> Thanks for all your help and best regards.
>> I use Twinview with the HD Monitor on the right of my 1280x1024 monitor
>> which I work at. I've just set the display MythTV gui to operate on the
>> second screen (I can't remember exactly what the settings are at the moment,
>> but you'll find them in "Appearance" I think).
>> Hope this helps.
>> Dave.
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It doesn't matter which screen I execute mythfrontend from, you just 
need to tell mythfrontend which screen to display on - it's the 3rd 
option (Display on Screen (1 or2)) on the "Appearance" Settings page 
(you should probably also set the Monitor Aspect Ratio too).

I have Screen 1 to the right of Screen 2 and Screen 2 is set as the 
primary display for the Gnome Menu bars etc.


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