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  1. 2008.1 w/kde 3.5 for me. sorry, i can't use kde4.
  2. maybe my old post here is worth a look. i don't know if it'll work in gentoo. seems like it will as nvidia driver and xorg seem similiar. i do mine a little different but it has all the features, drag windows, seperate backgrounds thru kde control center. 2nd screen defaults to right of, so it isn't necessary to specify in xorg. i just add 3 lines to my xorg. in the Section "Device" Option "TwinView" Option "MetaModes" "1600x1200, 1600x1200" (yours should say "1280x1024, 1280x1024") in the Section "Screen" Subsection "Display" at the default depth or all depths Virtual 3200 1200 (yours should say Virtual 2560 1024) http://img386.imageshack.us/my.php?image=m...014jun08mx9.jpg http://img386.imageshack.us/my.php?image=m...034jun08xc9.jpg
  3. hi y'all and happy new year. here's my dual-screen 3200x1200 mandriva one 2008. wallpaper courtesy of http://jbensch.deviantart.com/ running PCLinuxOS Gnome in virtualbox. 1400x1050.
  4. 2008 looks like a winner to me. i might even dig in my pocketbook and join the club. the mandy guys and gals have earned it with this release, imho. good job guys. http://aycu28.webshots.com/image/30227/200...50945258_rs.jpg http://aycu16.webshots.com/image/32015/200...32955866_rs.jpg
  5. 22 guest desktops in virtualbox on a mandriva host http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/ee269/cyberstever/
  6. since reading the distrowatch weekly about 3 weeks ago that said the first beta of mdv08 would be released that next week i got overly excited and began watching the mirror. upon checking the mirror that next week it said the release was moved back. indeed the next distrowatch weekly also reflected as such. upon checking the mirror again the next week the beta was again moved back to aug 01. last night before retiring for much needed sleep i checked the mirror and it said between aug 1 and aug 16. i knew i would wake to a great day. but alas, upon checking the mirror this morning it says aug 6. arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggg. :o so the moral of this story is, a watched pot never boils. :D so to whom it may concern i'm not complaining i'm just kidding about saying arg but rather i would like to offer my gratitude and well wishes for the great work that is being done. i'm sure 08 will be a superb release. thanks much.
  7. let's try the next batch bonus shot. feisty fawn in a virtual box. dual monitors are very nice for running virtualbox's. notice i used msn live to search for a tux and all i got back was pictures of penguins :lol2: reckon i'll just have to wear one of those to a wedding. :lol2:
  8. 6 virtuals in my pager each with different backgrounds all on a dual monitor setup means i have to post 6 shots, hehe. :D mandriva one 2007.0 uh-oh got an error, too many pics.
  9. am i the only one that likes to use 2 monitors? it's really cool for these types of images. :D http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4328/dt...timelineep2.jpg
  10. i looked around and found a couple of pages with more info for ya. looks like you can just add another option in the device section. i didn't study this any further for my purposes so i don't know what works. hope it works for you. Option "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf" from this page http://pwp.netcabo.pt/0150048402/linux/Mul...tiple_Head.html from this page http://www.evl.uic.edu/cavern/agave/docs/setup.htm http://www.evl.uic.edu/cavern/agave/vis5d/XF86Config-4.txt
  11. here's how i did mine. i'm running mdv2007 one. this also works in mdv2007 free, mdv2006 free, mdv2005 free, and pclinuxos 0.92. i'm running nvidia fx5200, 2 samsung syncmaster 204t monitors. total resolution = 3200x1200. i did urpmi dkms nvidia to install the driver and allowed the installer to generate xorg which apparently you have already done as you have "nvidia" in the device section. compiz with aiglx works very nicely on 2 screens. it's pretty neat. you may have probs with some applications that don't know where to place their windows on the screen. they will crash and not run. it's rare and the only one i found that won't run is neverball game. there were a couple of others but i forget what. first make a backup of your xorg.conf so basically you just need to add a couple of entries. make sure there are no typos (caps, commas, quotes, spaces, etc) or X won't start. my monitors are 1600x1200, you'll need to add whatever yours is. 1. in the "Device" section add; Option "MetaModes" "1600x1200, 1600x1200" Option "TwinView" this is the trick that fools X into thinking you have 1 monitor. again change these numbers to whatever resolution you're using. just double your width. 2. in the "Screen" section add this line to all depths Virtual 3200 1200 after you save this and restart X you should see the nvidia logo spanning both screens for a second or 2. that's it. it's a thing of beauty, lool. pay close attention to any typographical errors or X won't start. i see a couple of lines that i don't know what effect they will have as i never had to edit them. if you have a problem then maybe they should be changed. in your "ServerLayout" section it says Screen "screen1" 0 0. mine just says Screen "screen1". i don't know if this will conflict with twinview or not. i would remove the 0's. in my "Module" section there's a line about loading libglx.so. i don't know if this is necessary as the next line says load glx. i never had this in my other xorg files and i don't know where it came from. possibly from the nvidia installer. probably wouldn't hurt to add it. sorry about making this post a tutorial, lool. hope it works. here's my xorg. for background wallpapers you'll have to use one image and stretch it to your resolution. you can find some good widescreen papers around the web. some look good some don't. another way is to create a new image in the gimp at whatever resolution you have and layer 2 smaller images into it. this gives the appearence that each monitor has a different wallpaper but is actually one image.
  12. mandriva 2007 one http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7772/dtop0104mar07zc7.jpg gkrellm, ksnapshot, firefox, icon theme/properties = noia-KDE, konqueror, yakuake. http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/4690/dtop0204mar07tt8.jpg
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