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Outdated info?

Multihead#Full_screen_games says Just as you can switch between text consoles with Alt+Ctrl+F1 and back to X with Alt+Ctrl+F7, the new display will sit on Alt+Ctrl+F8. Is this still true? Is it true only for some setups? Can somebody please update it? -- Karol (talk) 04:27, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

No surprise, its parent section is marked as out of date...
Now seriously, it's certainly very specific to the setup - on my system the main X session starts on tty1, so tty7 is free. Plus this can be configured by the vtXX argument passed to Xorg.
-- Lahwaacz (talk) 14:39, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Anyone have more information on separate screens?

If you do, please expand that section.

I have one card (ATI 720, using the xorg server) with multiple outputs -

DisplayPort-0 HDMI-0 DVI-0 DVI-1

is it even possible to have multiple xorg screens in this situation, and if so, how? I'm not finding it yet.


I run several virtualboxes and using "full screen" or "seamless" is just completely unwieldy, especially as the monitors are different sizes / resolutions. The virtualbox guest system seems to flip between the resolution of either monitor. Distracting to say the least.

I got one of the monitors to use in portrait mode to read documents in; the 2nd monitor's for normal landscape mode use.

Sanjeev K Sharma (talk) 00:10, 13 May 2017 (UTC)