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dual monitors on dual vido cards
trying to set up a dual monitor setup with two identical envision monitors, a geforce3, and some form of the voodo banshee
ive done it in windows (dual boot) and it works fine there
but i have absolutely no idea where to start to get it to work with linux
im runnin rh9 now
within a few days after i get this working, im going to give this box a much needed format and put on gentoo
You will need to edit XF86Config. Specificall you need to enter another section for each of monitor, device and screen then in serverlayout use 'screen' to lay out the monitors, and the Xinerama option to enable the whole kit.
You will need to know the details of your secondary card as well. I googled 'xinerama' to get the info I needed to get mine working.
Here's what the relevant sections of my config look like.
Here is a puzzler for the Linux Questions community.
I am using Mandriva 2006.0 with two nvidia 6600LEs running in non-sli mode and the closed source "nv" drivers. The following xorg.conf does not work when I invoke startx just after logging in the first time! However, if I use a config file for single display first, exit, and restart with the below xorg.conf, everything works great. The error log isn't very useful in diagnosing the problem.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting
In case I didn't say it before, the hardware is
Two generic 17" LCD 1240x1024, one on DVI, one on VGA
On separate PCI-X 6600 LE
Motherboard is populated with nvidia chipsets (Foxconn NFPIK8AA)
What I would like to know is when you have the two monitors set up are you able to view two diffrent software-desktops?
clarify: 1-user 1-login:
log into kde with desktops 1 to 4 on menu-bar could this set up allow you to place monitor-1 on desktop-1 and monitor-2 on desktop-2?
if you place desktop-1 on monitor-[1&2] would it show identical-twin-images on each monitor?
2-users 2-logins 2-input 2-output 1-comp+1cpu.
My goal is to have in the case of a desk top, use simaltanious use of primary and secondarry, monitors, mouse and keyboards, at two login prompts, two X-sessions using one desktop or laptop.
(I found info on who was working on this 3 hours after inital post.)
Last edited by Theta13579; 05-05-2006 at 03:22 AM.