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I currently have a 3 monitor set-up using an AMD HD6870 card. All monitors are 1920 x 1080 and in a 16:9 configuration. However 2 are orientated as landscape whilst one is in portrait. The way I have them configured is as a multi-desktop set-up and I am using AMD's Catalyst for this not xinerama. I wanted to know if it is possible to display separate backgrounds on each monitor, or at the least have the 2 landscape monitors have the same one whilst the portrait monitor has a different one? Thanks for any help.


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Did you try the compiz wallpaper plugin? I read that works – jmetz Jul 23 '12 at 16:56
I believe this is to assign different wallpapers to different workspaces and not to each monitor within a workspace. Please correct me if I am wrong. – Tom Jul 23 '12 at 17:15
Ah you're right - the solution I had remembered from here worked for dual monitors by just spanning the wallpaper across both displays. I guess you could possibly use a similar approach by stitching your desired images together in the appropriate layout. – jmetz Jul 23 '12 at 17:52
The best way to get this effect is to edit your xorg file (if you use one) by setting a virtual destkop option in your monitors section and giving it a combined area of your three wallpapers added together. You might also need to set the X,Y position for each monitor to get a seamless edge on each screen. This will be much easier assuming your three monitors are the same model, or at least the same aspect ratio – craigsmith86 Oct 23 '12 at 16:22

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