[PD] [Gnome/Ubuntu] Gem video on external screen

olsen sesselastronaut at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 23 10:19:17 CEST 2008

Simon Wise wrote:
> On 23 Oct 2008, at 6:41 AM, Martin . wrote:
>> Actually, the CPU bit is not true. Its at 50-60% regardless, sorry for
>> the noise.
>> Still though, I guess the main issue is that Gem crashes upon loading
>> videos into pix_film. Anyone know a way to track the reason for Gem
>> troubles?
>> cheers,
>> Martin
>> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 12:24 AM, Martin .  
>> <blindmanonacid at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Im a bit desperate to find a way to play video on an external screen
>>> without Gem (or even X/Gnome) crashing.
>>> Ive set up xorg.conf to a virtual screensize of the double
>>> horizontally so as to have a projector read the video from the "right
>>> part" of the screen, and still have my GUIs visible on the "left  
>>> part"
>>> (what is visible on my laptop screen).
> you will probably need to set xorg for two separate displays, and one  
> of these can be 3D accelerated, I usually start pd with Gem from the  
> display with the projector, and control it with another pd started on  
> the other display. This has worked well with 4 screens from 2 NVIDIA  
> cards uswing debian, I guess it would be also ok with an intel  
> chipset, as it does not rely on twinview or any other fancy graphics  
> stuff. Alternatively I believe Gem can open a gemwin on a different  
> display to the one pd was started on, check the list archives as I  
> have not tried this.
send f.e. a [create :0], [create :1] message to the gemwin should open 
it in on another display.
> simon
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