I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. I am having trouble setting up my nVidia settings. I have a monitor connected to the DVI port and a Sony TV connected to the HDMI. I am trying to set up the displays with the TV to the "right of" the monitor. This worked fine in Xubuntu 11.10. Now when I setup using separate X screens, write the Xorg.conf and reboot, my monitor works fine and TV has a gray screen with an X mouse cursor. Basically looks like the window manager has failed. If I setup using twinview it appears to work. However, Ubuntu's display settings only show my one very wide display (3520 x 1080) and calls it "laptop". When I try to run XBMC in full screen mode, it is stretched across both displays. This is driving me crazy! Please help!
With separate X displays you could try launching xbmc with the DISPLAY=:1 environment variable, e.g.:
brad0383@yourcomputer:$ DISPLAY=:1 xbmc --fullscreen
Please note the I don't use XBMC so the flag for fullscreen might be different but should be easily discovered in the man page.
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