[AG-TECH] video only shows on primary display

Osland, CD (Chris) C.D.Osland at rl.ac.uk
Mon Apr 22 09:55:39 CDT 2002

Make sure that all feeds are set to the same resolution and
colour depth - if not the display of the feeds can go to black
as you slide them from one display to another.



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>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Stewart Macneill [mailto:macneisd at dcs.gla.ac.uk] 
> Sent:	22 April 2002 15:23
> To:	ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject:	[AG-TECH] video only shows on primary display
> Hi all
> Just in the process of coaxing our node into life.  I've got the standard
> G450 AGP and G200 PCI configuration set up on a dual CPU IBM
> IntelliStation but have a problem in that the video from my cameras only
> shows up in the primary display.  
> It doesn't seem to matter whether the primary display is set to the LCD
> monitor or a projector, PCI or AGP, as soon as I drag the Vic window onto
> one of the other displays, the feed is lost - if I minimize and restore
> then the window just picks up whatever is behind it.  If I move it back
> into the primary display, I see the video again.
> The only two oddities I have noticed are that W2K Advanced Server (display
> machine) only reports one of the G450 heads in the Matrox window control
> panel,  and the capture computer (also a dual CPU IntelliStation, Red Hat
> 7.2) reports that it can't find a monitor list and is using the 'main'
> display.  I don't know if that is at all significant.
> Has anyone come across this problem?    I had a search through the AG-Tech
> archives, but didn't find anything.
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> Stewart
> Stewart D Macneill
> NeSC Systems Manager (Glasgow)
> University of Glasgow
> Dept of Computing Science
> 17 Lilybank Gardens
> G12 8RZ
> Tel:  0141 330 3102 (direct)
> Fax: 0141 330 4913
> email: macneisd at dcs.gla.ac.uk <mailto:macneisd at dcs.gla.ac.uk>

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