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    Default How can I force cairo-dock to start on the second monitor

    I am using openSUSE 12.1/KDE 4.8.1 on two monitors
    First screen (monitor) is viewsonic lcd connected via DVI
    Second screen (monitor) samsung tv connected via HDMI
    My graphic card is nvidia GeForce GT 220

    In the first screen I want to use the plasma-desktop
    panel and on the second screen I want to just use the cairo-dock
    I have no idea how to make cairo-dock to appear in the
    second screen at startup. This is the first time I am using
    cairo-dock. Help will be very much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: How can I force cairo-dock to start on the second monitor

    Looks like there is no way to force cairo-dock to start on the second screen
    unless I change the monitor config. to xinerama. The only option in the cairo-dock
    config is for xinerama to make it appear in the other monitor. I am using two separate
    screen and don't feel using xinerama. Any ideas?
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: How can I force cairo-dock to start on the second monitor

    I searched and found a solution somewhere.
    In the kde startup and shutdown the command to force
    it to show on the second screen when kde starts is
    Code:
    DISPLAY=:0.1 cairo-dock
    The command works nicely in kde but it doesn't
    work in xfce, hopefully I will be able to find a way to
    make it work in xfce also.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: How can I force cairo-dock to start on the second monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by conram View Post
    I searched and found a solution somewhere.
    In the kde startup and shutdown the command to force
    it to show on the second screen when kde starts is
    Code:
    DISPLAY=:0.1 cairo-dock
    The command works nicely in kde but it doesn't
    work in xfce, hopefully I will be able to find a way to
    make it work in xfce also.
    I am posting this for reference.
    If you want to start cairo-dock on the second screen
    when you are using two separate monitors in Xfce
    Code:
    sh -c "sleep 15 && DISPLAY=:0.1 cairo-dock &"
    I need to put at least a 15 seconds delay to properly start it on the
    second screen.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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