Linux direct sdl 1.2 to different screens

Hi All,
I need to output sdl to different screens in ubuntu linux, i need to do this in a rush so dont have time to upgrade to sdl2.
So is there away to say direct sdl program 1 to screen 1, sdl program 2 to screen 2.
I realise this is more linux than sdl but hope someone here has also experienced this.