[arch-general] Independent displays

Ade Devereux adedevereux at gmx.us
Thu Nov 6 15:53:39 UTC 2014

Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 2:57 PM
From: "Mark Lee" <mark at markelee.com>
To: "General Discussion about Arch Linux" <arch-general at archlinux.org>
Subject: Re: [arch-general] Independent displays
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On 11/06/2014 09:08 AM, Ade Devereux wrote:
> Hello list,
> I am wondering if any one can be help me in my quest; I am trying to get the display of a VM out on to my HDMI port on my latptop, possibly with audio. Whilst keeping my host on the main laptop display.
> In the VM I have setup X11RDP and I can connect to it with FreeRDP.
> Somehow I need something like FreeRDP to output the display to my external monitor.
> I hope I am clear in that I am trying to achieve!?
> MultiSeat is close but not quite what I am looking for..

Which window manager are you using? If you extend your desktop onto the
external monitor, you should able to just drag the terminal to the
extended desktop and run freerdp in fullscreen. Alternatively, you can
use i3 to assign a workspace on an external monitor and run freerdp in
that workspace.

Version: GnuPG v2


I swap between XFCE and KDE4

I was hoping of another way really; could say for example LightDM with some sort of auto login create a freerdp session? eventually I would like to migrate this to a "headless" server that only has ssh access, with only the VMs using all the outputs, for example VGA, DVI, HDMI1 and HDMI2.

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