I trying set up a basic HTPC configuration, running XBMC on the TV and a secondary monitor for general use. When I start XBMC, it goes into full screen centering across the two monitors.

  • Ubuntu 10.10 beta
  • 2 monitors resolutions: 1600x1200 & 1280x720
  • Ati Radeon X1300/1550 series video card
  • Default open source drivers
  • Connecting via SSH & UltraVNC (yes the monitors are directly connected to the Linux box, I'm just accessing it from my main computer so I don't have to crouch on the floor to configure it).

I discovered this page that describes a script to get XMBC running on the second monitor, however attempting to run the script yields:
Error: unable to open display :0.1
I've also tried configure Xorg (/etc/X11/xorg.conf does not exist), by running Xorg -configure, but I get the error:
Server is already running for display 0
Any help would be appreciated.