[Rack] new: horsy attached monitor for dual display

Benny Baumann BenBE1987 at gmx.net
Thu Dec 2 18:58:28 UTC 2010

There have been some issues remaining with horsy regarding video
playback from hulu.com which were related to an outdated Flash plugin.
In response the packages for flash of the distribution have been
uninstalled and replaced by the Adobe Flash plugin (Ubuntu) from Adobe
which works fine.

A "stream TV media on big fat projector screen" movie night was
successful. Only minor letdowns by crashes and hangs while still testing
the configuration occured. After they were settled a 6 hour non-stop
test run was performed successfully without further problems. The
framerate isn't optimal, but sufficient.


Am Mittwoch, den 01.12.2010, 19:42 -0800 schrieb Benny Baumann:
> Just a short update on the new screen for horsy:
> It's now up and running as primary with the login screen showing up on
> the new TFT monitor.
> There are currently some updates pending (mostly kernel-related) which
> are set on hold: Leave them there or you'll qualify for doing quite some
> work ;-)
> Regards,
> BenBE.
> Am Mittwoch, den 01.12.2010, 13:56 -0800 schrieb Patrick Keys:
> > I had an extra 17" flatpanel that I wasn't using.
> > I am loaning it indefinately to noisebridge.
> > I've already hooked it up directly above horsy.
> > 
> > The idea is that if somebody wants to test something or play an mp3 or 
> > something like that, they won't need to know about vnc or lower the 
> > projector screen and start the projector to do all that.
> > 
> > i used the nvidia utility in gnome to update the /etc/X11/xorg.conf .
> > I've tested it and it works fine.
> > 
> > The only issue I couldn't fix was that I think the monitor should be the 
> > primary display and not the projector.
> > Right now, the projector is display 0 and the monitor is display 1.
> > The nvidia utility wouldn't let me change the display order.
> > Maybe somebody could fix that.
> > 
> > 
> > Patrick
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