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    Question Yet another multimonitor question!

    Hi

    I just found out about MediaCar, as I am currently looking into the possiblilites on car media. But there is one thing that I "must" have
    Can MediaCar be setup or modded in a way so that I can maintain the grand interface on one LCD and at the same time run video on another or on both (all three)? See image, for better explanation:

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    Now I am not a programmer so I cannot write custom code.
    Does this already exist, maybe for other Car Media Packages?? Or will it have to be developed first? This may already be in the software, but I couldnt really find anything. PLz help!

    Best regards

    Peter Skotte
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    I know if you want the same image on multiple screens you can just use multiple video cards. Although for what your talking about I'd think maybe you could run 2 systems where one can do remote procedures for the other via ethernet, usb, bluetooth, or something similar?

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    The reply is in the powerfull X server
    This differential display is what i will use with my setup...

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    Well, what I need is a frontend like MediaCar to handle the stuff. It's kids stuff to get multiple monitors working etc etc. But getting the SW to do the right thing is another matter!
    In the configfile there is a setting for the placement of MC on the desktop:
    [General]
    OriginalWidth =848
    OriginalHeight=480
    ShowWidth =848
    ShowHeight =480
    XPosition =0
    YPosition =0
    Now, if there was just one separate entry for the video playback and one for the GUI then it would be a walk in the park. Because the graphics card with dual head would just be a horisontal span, and you would tell the app to load video at XPosition =849 and YPosition =0 and the GUI at 0,0

    Example:
    [General]
    OriginalWidth =848
    OriginalHeight=480
    ShowWidth =848
    ShowHeight =480
    XPosition =0
    YPosition =0
    [Video]
    OriginalWidth =848
    OriginalHeight=480
    ShowWidth =848
    ShowHeight =480
    XPosition =849
    YPosition =0
    I hope you get my idea!

    Regards

    Peter

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    that is brilliant!

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    imho there's no need writing anything as the X server remembers the windows positions. With one or dual head

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoraXP
    that is brilliant!
    ...but I don't how to do it, or if it possible at all!

    Anyone?

    Regards

    Peter

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    skotte,

    This feature will be available in AIMEE (when it's released!)

    Timeframe for AIMEE's release is probably about 3 months.


    Garry
    Co-Developer of A.I.M.E.E
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    Try to have a look at this at least it could give you some elements to deal with a dual head card.
    Not so hard to do...
    http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/.../msg02303.html
    They are many other references in google just pick the one which will fit to your hardware needs

    At the condition you are using linux, the file to be modified is located in
    /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

    or depending of your distro in /etc/X11/XF86Config

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraft
    imho there's no need writing anything as the X server remembers the windows positions. With one or dual head
    Could you elaborate on the X server setup. What system, software configuration would this be?
    Isn't X server linux/unix native and MediaCar windows software? So how does that mix up?

    Thanks

    Peter

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