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screen command not working completely

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:48 am
by calleblyh
I just got my first Pi4B, it is up and running Buster ofc. I have no idea how to benefit from two HDMI displays and which one is active. Is there a good tutorial how to use dual displays ? How do I install "screen for Buster" ?

Just outof curiosity
Carl / Helsinki

Re: screen command not working completely

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:41 pm
by scruss
calleblyh wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:48 am
…I have no idea how to benefit from two HDMI displays and which one is active.
I'd start a new thread, as the OP's question isn't about physical screens but a program called screen

Re: screen command not working completely

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:49 pm
by mahjongg
split post.

Re: screen command not working completely

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:59 pm
by jj_0
calleblyh wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:48 am
I just got my first Pi4B, it is up and running Buster ofc. I have no idea how to benefit from two HDMI displays and which one is active. Is there a good tutorial how to use dual displays ? How do I install "screen for Buster" ?

Just outof curiosity
Carl / Helsinki
This might help, it should work out of the box: https://thepihut.com/blogs/raspberry-pi ... berry-pi-4

Re: screen command not working completely

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:27 am
by tinker2much
That tutorial works fine as far as it goes. But it doesn't explain how to change which monitor contains the menu bar, after swapping the two monitors left for right.

Re: screen command not working completely

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:41 am
by tinker2much
I answered my own question. To change which monitor the panel appears on, right click on it, choose "panel settings", then change the value for monitor between 1 and 2.

Re: screen command not working completely

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:46 am
by tinker2much
Where do I find the split post about the screen utility?