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running Xshell on multiple monitors

Last post: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 3:37 PM by Support, 3 reply

 
Friday, February 9, 2007 9:13 PM - Fabrizio Salvatore

running Xshell on multiple monitors

 
Hi,

I've just installed Xmanager Enterprise 2 to evaluate the product. I've setup Xshell to connect to the linux platforms in my department but I have the following problems:

1) I'm running Xshell on my laptop and I also have attached to it an external monitor. If I open a login shess using Xshell I can move the window from one monitor to the other without any problem, however if I open an applicvation (Xemacs, for example) it is always opened on my expernal monitor and if I try to move it to the laptops' monitor it will always go back to the monitor. How can I tell Xshell to manage both monitors at the same time ?

2) I tried to setup the various login shells so that I have a different background, caracter colour and cursor colour depending on the machine I login to. However, using the 'Advanced' button to make these changes I always find that I change the setting for all the sessions at the same time. Is there a way to do a 'custom setting' for each session ?

Many thanks !

Fabrizio
Saturday, February 10, 2007 1:59 AM - Fabrizio Salvatore

Re: running Xshell on multiple monitors

 
HI,

sorry to have bothered, I've found the solution myself !

Cheers,

Fab
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 12:43 AM - Fabrizio Salvatore

Re: Re: running Xshell on multiple monitors

 
Sorry to come back to this, but I've found how to run Xshell on multiple-monitors when Xshell is downloaded as part of the Xmanager Enterprise 2 package. This involves changing some settings in Xconfig in the Xmanager direcotry. If I now download Xshell stand-alone (so, not within Xmanager) there is no Xconfig.... how can I tell Xshell to support multiple-monitors now ?

Thanks !

Fab
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 3:37 PM - Support

Re: Re: Re: running Xshell on multiple monitors

 
In order to run X clients such as XEmacs on your PC, Xmanager as an X server should be installed first. If you only install Xshell on your PC, remote X applications cannot be run and the multiple monitors support is not required.

If you already installed Xshell, please install Xmanager Standard or Enterprise to be able to run remote X applications on your PC.

Thank you for using Xshell.

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