Hello folks, not quite a re-post but more of a consolidation of two other threads.
The Request (for anyone new to this thread)
I have built a HTPC/Media Centre PC and have it plumbed into a 42" HD LED Telly via HDMI and a 21.5" LED Monitor via DVI, both directly from the motherboard.
I want to configure the XBMC media program to auto-launch through the HDMI port to the telly on start up.
At the moment I am just getting duplicate displays on both screens. The display on the telly is over size and just the very edge of the task bar is visible. The display to the monitor through DVI is fine.
The story so far
So far the great Mark Greaves (my hero) has been providing much patient help and the latest work through the terminal in ‘recovery’ mode is shown below:
root@Awesome1:/home/smiler# Xorg -configure
Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.
ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
root@Awesome1:/home/smiler# sudo mv -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
mv: cannot sttat `/etc/X11/xorg.conf’: No such file or directory
root@Awesome1:/home/smiler# sudo cp -v ~/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
cp: cannot stat `/root/xorg.conf.new: No such file or directory
I’m guessing that the machine already beleives it is working correctly in the first instance and the OS doesn’t have the xorg program it is looking for in the rest.
Does this make any sense to you Mark?
P.S. Yes I did really name the computer Awesome1!