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I have a new HP xw4200 workstaion with an Nvidia nvs 280 PCI vidoe card. This card allows you to connect 2 monitors to the one card (it has a split adapter, not seperate VGA and DVI outputs). SuSE 9.2 did not detect the two monitors, only one. After a scratch around the net I found some xorg.conf files and have feebly modified my file so in YAST I now see two monitors, however one is the mirror of the other. When I go into YAST>Hardware>Graphics Card and Monitor>MultiHead>Screen Layout, I only see one monitor in there, when I query the monitor ID both my monitors come out as <Screen (0)>. The hardware works fine under Windoze but I don't wnat to run it (use Vmware alot and it runs heaps better on Linux) but I really need two monitors going. Below is my xorg.conf file:
I had to add my second monitor. click monitor configure and add you second monitor... I think it's that simple, it was for me. Although, any time I click on "screen layout" my system goes out to lunch, freezes and the hard drive seems very very busy, but never comes back.
Well, I found my answer. DualHead is not supported in Linux, by Matrox on the G400 DH.
Here is the release notes from Matrox themselves:
url ftp://ftp.matrox.com/pub/mga/archive/linux/2004/readme_mgadriver_4_1.txt /url.