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I have two monitors and ATI 34XX graphic card. Ubuntu 12.04.

I'd like to have two different desktops (not virtual workspaces) on these monitors. For example, when I work with left monitor (desktop) it would not affect right one (When I press hot keys, switch virtual workspaces, etc).

I run similar thing on 7.10 or something like that (long time ago), but I can't remember how to do this now.

Another example, I have a Unity WM on left monitor and tile manager Awesome on right one.

I tried to configure this option using AMD control centre, but after reboot I got only I session, another monitor has just a grey background and very odd graphic, looked like no X session on it.


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Maybe going to System Settings > Monitors and tweaking things there does fit what you are looking for? Just a guess, I'm not a expertise in monitors. – Rodrigo Martins Dec 31 '12 at 1:42
There is no option Monitors in Ubuntu 12.04, only Displays. And no, you can't set such option there. – user117764 Jan 2 '13 at 1:22
I also have been trying to figure out how to get this configuration set up....did you ever find a solution? – Ethan Feb 20 '13 at 7:45

It is possible you might be thinking of userful, it used to be in the repos, but isn't anymore the FAQ says it supports at least up until 12.10.

Here is another page that gives you manual setup options...

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