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July 30th, 2008, 02:39 AM
First off - Thanks for this cool pice of SW.
Next, is there any way we can get boxee to work with dual display ( so boxee allways starts on the external display) this would raise the WAF by 1000% ;)
Br and keep up the good work
July 30th, 2008, 04:07 AM
which platform are you using?
July 30th, 2008, 05:04 AM
Im Using Mac 10.5
July 30th, 2008, 05:23 AM
well - if the large screen is the primary one then running boxee in full screen (the default) would start it there.
but i guess that wasn't what you meant...
we are however, working on some improvements on that area.
August 5th, 2008, 02:46 PM
He He No not quite
I would like to be able to work/surf/.. meanwile the kid is watching his cartoons on the big screen
December 6th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Yeah- this would really add tremendous value to Boxee. I didn't actually realize that Boxee couldn't do this until today, when I tried it out. Or maybe it does?? Besides making the external display the primary one, has anyone got Boxee working on a secondary display? I too, am using an early 2008 MacBook Pro.
December 10th, 2008, 01:06 AM
WAF < lol:D
this is relevant to my interests, but on an open system like linux, not a stuff pretentious OS though ;)
December 10th, 2008, 09:24 AM
On Linux, you can add:
near the top of the /opt/boxee/run-boxee-desktop script to get it to show up on only one screen. The XBMC readme says:
If you have a multi-monitor setup and you want to run XBMC fullscreen
only on one monitor, then make sure to set the environment variable
SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_HEAD to the display no. which you want to use.
For e.g. "SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_HEAD=1 ./xbmc.bin" to tell XBMC
to use display no.1.
Note: Nvidia Twinview users should be aware that X treats the
twinviewed displays as the same head. If you want to run fullscreen
XBMC on one display and start it from the other you must configure X
with two "Device" sections against the same physical card. See chapter
16 of the Nvidia user guide for information on how to do this.
December 10th, 2008, 06:44 PM
This worked for me in the last release, currently broken. I have my MBP hooked up to my TV as a secondary display. In the previous release after setting the correct resolution boxee would always launch on my tv. In this release I can't even get it to work as a secondary display I have to mirror the displays. I understand this is a known issue and should be fixed in the release in the 15th.
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