Dual screensavers

Steven Whatley swhatley at hal-pc.org
Wed Mar 5 02:59:00 GMT 2003


I've been using Linux of and on for the over 5 years but I've always used
the text Console mode, no X.  I am now trying to wean myself of of MS
Windows (currently WinXP) so I have set up my main system to dual boot
WinXP and RH8.  I have a dual monitor setup with a Matrox Parhelia video
card.  I've got XFree86 runing just fine with the ximerama option.  At
first I started using Gnome but someone told me that KDE does dualhead
better.  And yes, as far as I can tell, this is true.  Most windows no
longer appear split between the two monitors.

I'm just getting started using KDE but I've used many other X based window
managers on various UNIX (non Linux) platforms.  This is my first time to
use dualhead with non-MS Windows system.  I've got my XFree86 set up to
support independent resolutions but still behaves like one desktop (i.e.
I can move windows back and forth).

I have noticed the screensaver treats two screens as one stretched desktop
so the screen savers start split between both screens.  Is there a way to
to run a separate screensaver on each screen?

I see there was a similar question asked back in January with no
responses.  The difference is the other person was runing two totally
independent KDE desktops (no crossing over by dragging).

Any info will be appreciated.  So far, I really like the look and feel of
KDE.  My first task to get MythTV running so I can watch and record TV
using my Hauppauge WinTV-FM PCI card.  Right now that is still the main
reason I need to keep WinXP.  The secondary reason is to play games. :)

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