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I have a ubuntu LTS box with two monitors configured with NVIDIA X Server Settings software, so that the GUI applications can be dragged between the two monitors. This configuration is fine and everything working as expected. The question is How to open a terminal start a xclock on monitor #1, then, start another xclock on monitor #2.

I've tried to use export DISPLAY but does not work since both monitor display id are the same as :0.

Can any one help?

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