SUMMARY: OpenWindows, two (2) heads (monitors), and CDE

From: Seth Rothenberg (
Date: Fri Jul 24 1998 - 16:16:35 CDT

I asked if anyone has experience using two
monitors on one Solaris server under Openwindows
or under CDE.

Thanks to all who responded:
Ronald Loftin <>
Brett Lymn <>
Brandon K. Devlin <>
James Wendling <>
John DiMarco <>

and John Keeton <>
who gave me details on configuring openwin or CDE
and in particular who pointed out that
"Thing is, you have 2 panes, you can't have a
single window that goes across both screens :(
You can't move windows from screen to screen
either.. "

This means I will have to set up 2 instances
of the same GUI, one in each pane. (it's a pain:-(
Ironically, I had wanted one pane, but my boss
had assumed all along that we use 2 processes,
so two panes are fine for that.

John also pointed me to,
a company providing a variety of X middleware
products that allow panning, record, playback,
fault tolerance amoung X sessions. However,
they do not appear to provide a single virtual
desktop which I had asked about.

Seth Rothenberg
Datagate Interface Hub Team
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

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