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Photos The 'post your desktop' thread

Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 26 Apr 2005.

  1. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Physical placement of a monitor isn't always the same as the port it's connected to.

    For instance, the primary card will have output 1 and 2, but you normally want the most powerful (and primary) to be physically in center. That's the whole reason for the monitor-setup where you can rearrange the "logical" monitors to match the physical setup
     
  2. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    oh durr.
     
  3. robbybertu15

    robbybertu15 <b>needs a job</b>

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  4. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    I also need an explanation for the numbering of your monitors. Also how did you hook up that many monitors, how many cards do you have?
     
  5. GiGo

    GiGo was once a nerd.....

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    The explaination:
    Hardware -
    1xATi Rage (PCI) - Old and crappy works very well for my TV (Screen1)
    1xGeForce 6800GT Ultra (PCi-E) - Powers 1xLCD (Screen2) and the touch screen monitor (Screen4)
    1xGeForce 6800GTo (PCi-E) - Powers 2xLCDs (Screens 3 & 5)

    As for the numbering it all went to pot after I cleaned behind my desk and pulled a couple of cables out and plugged then back in the wrong place :wallbash: been meaning to sort that out.

    What you can't see on this image is the TV (Screen1).

    customh - The cursor runs from one to the other, the monitors don't need to be in order i.e. 1 thru to 5.

    Works nicely :D
     
  6. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    [​IMG]

    nice change. Eton J15s with (i think) Putney Bridge in the back ground at Schools Hear of the River '07

    (i'm somewhere in that boat!)
     
  7. koola

    koola Minimodder

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    No. 87 or 37, the yellow guy/... :hehe:
     
  8. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    My bet's with 37..
     
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  10. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

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    stroke?
     
  11. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    nope. Thats me at 6. However, i'm normally at 5.
     
  12. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    where you guys come?
    and i was wondering ... what are the eton top boats going to use seeing ERB's are now antiques?
     
  13. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    I have no idea... Shame about ERB, all ways thought that they were much nicer then Empacher..

    I think we were 5th or 6th out of all J15 A's, but don't quote me on that.
     
  14. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    Our 1st VIII came 2nd :p The last time I went to School's Head, I was at bow and had to wear a pink bib... I looked particularly virile :lol:
     
  15. Shagbag

    Shagbag All glory to the Hypnotoad!

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    A BASH script for automatically changing your background in Gnome:
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    #wallpaper directory
    IMGS_DIR="$HOME/Backgrounds" #change 'Backgrounds' to where you keep your wallpapers
    
    #number of seconds after which the background image will be changed
    SLEEP_TIME=180  #change to what you like :)
    
    function random_bg
    {
            #count number of wallpapers and extract a random one
            COUNT=`eval find $IMGS_DIR -name \'*\' -type f | wc -l`
            NUM=$(($RANDOM % $COUNT))
            NUM=$(($NUM + 1))
            PIC=`eval find $IMGS_DIR -name \'*\' -type f | head -n$NUM | tail -n1`
    
            #set background
            gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename "$PIC"
    
            #stretch background to fit screen
            gconftool-2 -t str --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_options "stretched"
            #Possible values are "none", "wallpaper" (eg tiled), "centered", "scaled", "stretched"
    }
    
    while true; do
            random_bg
            sleep $SLEEP_TIME
    done
    I didn't write it, but it works a treat (I got it from Gnome-look.org). Just remember to change the file permissions after you've downloaded it otherwise you'll get a 'Permission denied' error. Also, consider inserting it with the rest of your startup programs if you want it to load and execute automatically when you start X.
     
  16. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    [​IMG]

    can see my monitor setup in the Room+computer section i don't do icons cause i can't normally see the desktop for windows, today is some light browsing :) later maybe more cad work.


    morgan.
     
  17. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    WOW morgan, how wide is that screen? lol

    Sam
     
  18. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    I'd guess he has 3 x 19" (1024x1280) on a Matrox TripleHead2Go

    Colour me jealous.
     
  19. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

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    You got a link to that background?
     
  20. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    [​IMG]

    I got bored of seeing myself sitting in a boat.
     

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