Re: Dual Monitor

Antoine Reid (
Mon, 1 Apr 1996 19:38:19 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 1 Apr 1996, Alan Cox wrote:

> Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 10:43:02 +0100 (BST)
> From: Alan Cox <>
> To: Antoine Reid <>
> Cc:,
> Subject: Re: Dual Monitor
> The obvious one is write it so you can have a generic console scheme. The
> system has generic tty drivers so you just register your console with
> the tty driver. We now I guess need to register console screens with a
> generic console driver ..
> Alan

Yes, I guess we would have to do a kind of "template" (not the right word
but..) and then assign each tty to the template, telling which monitor(s)
can display that tty. Then we add some keys to select which monitor we
want to control with the next key sequence. And of course some keys to
swap ttys ..

Hmm unfortunatley, I'm not quite sure I'm good enough in C to do it by
myself .. I'll look the sources and look what could be done. I'm almost
sure the author is working on it too ...

well thanx for reading (and replying..)
Antoine Reid