[SATLUG] Dual-head Monitor Setup
mark at mccoyfam.net
mark at mccoyfam.net
Sun Jul 24 19:16:51 CDT 2005
have you tried running the 'nvidia-settings' program? It is part of the nvidia drivers and is similar to the tools used on windows (i.e for setting up TV-out, turning on hardware mouse shadows, etc..).
It creates a .nvidia-settings.rc file that gets used during startup (i think)
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Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Dual-head Monitor Setup
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 16:09:51 -0500
From: Bamm Visscher <bamm.visscher at gmail.com>
To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
Here is my xorg.conf for my Matrox G450. It may help. Xinerama has
different possible set ups, depending on what your card supports.
On 23 Jul 2005 01:49:50 -0500, Chuck <chuck at tetlow.net> wrote:
> Hi guys & gals,
> I'm curious if anyone else has tried this set up.
> I've got two monitors and a pretty good BFG Asylum Geforce4 MX440-SE
> Dual Head video card.
> When I put it in, I slapped in another hard drive and loaded FC4. But
> I've had some problems -- specifically, I can't get the NVidia drivers
> to work correctly.
> FC4 detected the card and loaded its default MX440 driver -- but it
> apparently doesn't have dual head support and the same display shows on
> both monitors. I tried downloading the NVidia drivers and installing
> according to the instructions -- but I can't even get X working after
> loading those drivers. Oh well...
> I hate to even mention it, but I slapped a Win98 drive in the system and
> loaded the Winblows drivers that came with the card -- and it works just
> fine. In fact, NVidia provides some NICE utilities to choose which
> display applications open on, which display has all the desktop icons,
> Well, I've got someone else who wants this card and will be using it
> with that other operating system -- so it will work OK for him. But now
> I've got to get another dual head card. And I was wondering if anyone
> else has had more luck getting a dual head to work that I had. If so,
> what card are you using???
> I've got a couple other dual head cards laying around here but haven't
> tried them yet. One is a Visiontek GF2 MX 64Meg. Has anyone tried that
> card before??? The other one, I'm not even sure the make and model.
> Guess I'll have to stick it in a system and probe it.
> Well, thanks for anyone who can provide some info. I'd like to get this
> dual-head system working OK with FC4. But this is the first time I've
> played with dual head cards.
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