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Old 04-17-2005, 05:21 AM   #1
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dual monitors, dual video cards, 1 X, 1 text

I'm tring to get a second monitor (9" ibm monochrome) working to run top and for email notifications and such so I don't need it to run X. My primary monitor is on a Radeon 9550 in the AGP slot and I have the monochrome monitor on a Radeon 7000 in a PCI slot. If I set the primary monitor to PCI in my BIOS, the monochrome monitor works fine but my AGP monitor is dead and I can't start X (I fiddled with xorg.config but I really don't need it to run X). When it is set to AGP the monochrome monitor is dead. Is there a kernel patch to run a terminal on 2 video cards or can I edit lilo to do this? Any help would be much apperciated.

Slackware 10.1 (current)
xorg 6.8.2
kernel 2.4.29


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