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Trifid
November 3rd, 2008, 08:06 AM
I had this setup in Fedora C9, but I have now migrated over to Ubuntu 8.10. Basically, I want 2 X server sessions, one for each monitor, so I can load individual programs on each and and have them full screen. Basically, I end up with 2 'non interactive with each other' Desktops on 2 monitors that are differently sized (19" and 24").

OK, all well and good, sudo nvidia-settings, setup twin view and resolutions. Save to X, close and restart X. I come back to my desktop to get the 19" working, and the 24" half way there. I end up with a desktop 1440x900 in the top left corner which I can move applications from my desktop around and black border around the rest which I can only move my mouse cursor on. As soon as I interact with the menu bar X crashes.

So now I am stuck and need some help. :p

Thanks for the help.