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ttnunam 11-05-2006 11:33 PM

Using dual monitors/dual heads displays a black screen (Fedora 6)
 
I'm using fedora 6, and I can't even boot with two monitors plugged into my graphics card. When it gets to the fedora log in screen I just see 2 or three random shades of black spanning across my 2 monitors. When I unplug the second screen and reboot, everything is fine.

Any ideas?

kaz2100 11-06-2006 12:35 PM

Hi,

check config for X11 system. Depending on config and/or chipset, things go different way.

Happy Penguins!

svennand 01-29-2007 08:35 PM

have the same freaking issue, when i telinit 5 from konsole the only screen that will work is my plasma (connected, with VGA from DVI port on Nvidia Geforce 7800gt with adapter)

my main computer screen doesnt work, if i try to fix anything in the Administration - display my X.org crashes and i go back to konsole recovery.

If i unplugg the plasma my pc screen works like a dream! :(

Starting to hate Fedora Core 6.... was easier installing Fedora Core 5 on a laptop with "noname" chipset and ATI 9700 graphic

Seems like Xorg.conf is beeing changed every time i restart... to what i have connected. should it do that?
BTW be gentle, im a total Linux noob, only used linux for about 2 weeks now...

ttnunam 01-30-2007 12:42 AM

It came down to having correct graphics drivers installed properly.

rcgoodfellow 04-21-2007 12:50 AM

finnaly got dual monitors working on FC 6!
 
ok, I'm running nvidia 8800gtx with two basic lcd monitors both DVI, check out
http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/a...-simple-steps/

this worked for me just be sure you use the nvidia display settings tool under system tools and not the FC administration -> display

Goodie


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