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lwfitz

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(SOLVED) Nitrogen and dual monitors
« on: May 27, 2017, 06:21:18 PM »
Please forgive me if this has been addressed but I couldnt find it anywhere

It appears, unless I have completely lost it, that I am unable to set a wallpaper for an individual monitor with nitrogen.



I have an nVidia 1060 card using the nVidia driver so maybe that is causing it?


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Re: Nitrogen and dual monitors
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 12:36:52 AM »
What version of nitrogen are you using? My daughter is on her laptop so I can't access the VSIDO computer right now.

In Void, the version is 1.6.1 and I have this option:

   
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--head=[arg]
Select xinerama/multihead display in GUI, 0..n, -1 for full

try "nitrogen -h" in a terminal to see what your options are.

I also have an extra button between the "Zoomed Fill" and "Color" button that looks to be a gui option for selecting the monitor to use. I don't have a dual monitor set up to verify so strictly theory here, no practical application.

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Re: Nitrogen and dual monitors
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 01:04:25 AM »
Thanks a bunch PackRat!

Nitrogen version is 1.6.0-1 which I think is the newest version.

You were spot on
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luke@montech:~$ nitrogen -h
--force-setter=[arg]
Force setter engine: xwindows, xinerama, gnome, pcmanfm
--head=[arg]
Select xinerama/multihead display in GUI, 0..n, -1 for full
--help, -h
Prints this help text.
--no-recurse
Do not recurse into subdirectories
--random
Choose random background from config or given directory
--restore
Restore saved backgrounds
--save
Saves the background permanently
--set-auto
Sets the background to the given file (auto)
--set-centered
Sets the background to the given file (centered)
--set-color=[arg]
background color in hex, #000000 by default
--set-scaled
Sets the background to the given file (scaled)
--set-tiled
Sets the background to the given file (tiled)
--set-zoom
Sets the background to the given file (zoom)
--set-zoom-fill
Sets the background to the given file (zoom-fill)
--sort=[arg]
How to sort the backgrounds. Valid options are:
* alpha, for alphanumeric sort
* ralpha, for reverse alphanumeric sort
* time, for last modified time sort (oldest first)
* rtime, for reverse last modified time sort (newest first)

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nitrogen --force-setter=xinerama
worked perfect







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Re: (SOLVED) Nitrogen and dual monitors
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 11:26:12 PM »
^ I marked it (SOLVED) for you Luke!

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Re: (SOLVED) Nitrogen and dual monitors
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 11:50:53 PM »
Ha, I spend a little time away and forget forum etiquette. Thanks buddy!