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    Default 11.2 Dual monitor, dual wallpapers?

    Heya

    I'm using a dual monitor setup (extended), everything is working as it should be.

    The only thing I would like to change is, to have a different wallpaper on each screen, and not span it accross both screens.

    How would I go about doing this?

    T.i.a.

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    > I'm using a dual monitor setup (extended), everything is working as it
    > should be.
    >
    > The only thing I would like to change is, to have a different wallpaper
    > on each screen, and not span it accross both screens.
    >
    > How would I go about doing this?


    You didn't mention ATI or nVidia or other...
    With nVidia You need to set up Twinview and Xinerama
    so that the panels act as separate displays. As 1 screen
    you could create a wallpaper that is really two wallpapers
    spliced at whatever the 'middle' of your screen is.

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    Oh sorry, using ati but I haven't installed the driver yet.

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    > Oh sorry, using ati but I haven't installed the driver yet.

    I would recommend getting the driver set up properly and configuring
    them as two displays. The problem as 1 big one is that gap at the middle and
    most dialogs will pop up right on it.

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    Default Re: 11.2 Dual monitor, dual wallpapers?

    I'll do that, see if I can select two wallpapers then

    Cheers.

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    > I'll do that, see if I can select two wallpapers then

    I also don't see if you are using KDE or GNOME.
    If KDE, you need to right click on the monitor you want
    to set the wallpaper on. Do it for each one.

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    I'm using gnome,

    I've installed the ati drivers, set my displays up as "Multi-display desktop (with display 1)

    It's still trying to span the background over both screens I can't select the display in the Appearance preferences unfortunately.

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    Default Re: 11.2 Dual monitor, dual wallpapers?

    > I'm using gnome,
    >
    > I've installed the ati drivers, set my displays up as "Multi-display
    > desktop (with display 1)
    >
    > It's still trying to span the background over both screens I can't
    > select the display in the Appearance preferences unfortunately.


    Sorry I can't help you further, I don't use Gnome or ATI.



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    Thanks so far though

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    > Thanks so far though

    Try posting your current xorg.conf from
    /etc/X11.

    Maybe I can spot something.



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