LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-11-2005, 12:08 AM   #1
Kangaroo Rat
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation Dual Head Problem


Alright, keep in mind that I am a Linux newbie... bear with me.

I'm running FC4 and all is well, except that I have two monitors in front of me, and only one of them is working.

I have 2 Video Cards, an nVIDIA Geforce FX 5500 in the AGP slot and a really, really crappy S3 Virge in a PCI slot. I had some issues when I first got it up on Windows, and in the end the only way that I could make it work correctly was to have it boot off of the S3 first and then the FX5500.

So now that I'm on Linux, true to form it boots off of the S3 since it is set that way... I go into the Display Settings and select "Use Dual Head" and all the other criteria that need to be filled out. It tells me to restart, I do faithfully... nothing. I attempted to boot off of the FX5500 but it wouldn't run, came up with an error.

So at this point I need to figure out a few things. What is wrong with the Dual Head? How do I install the nVIDIA driver/nView? Any advice for Dual Heads?
 
Old 09-11-2005, 01:50 PM   #2
pinknick
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Posts: 25

Rep: Reputation: 17
HI,

First of all try to set it up in
Menu Start -> Environment ->SystemSettings ->Display (this will require from you root password)

In the application there is Dual Head tab but be sure first that all devices you would like to use are correctly set up in other tabs.

If you can't do it with this application - let me know why and post results from the following commands:

lspci
lsmod
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

All the best;
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dual head display problem kpachopoulos Fedora 3 09-08-2005 09:32 PM
Dual head display problem cioannou Linux - Hardware 2 05-30-2005 04:30 AM
FC3 Dual Head problem rsixrider Fedora 1 03-08-2005 01:12 PM
Multi-monitor Issues on RH9, Geforce 4 Ti Dual Head + TNT2 Single Head the letter b Linux - Newbie 3 12-05-2004 12:23 AM
x86 Solaris 9 XSun and Matrox G550 dual-head... one head down, one to go. finegan Solaris / OpenSolaris 4 03-11-2003 01:39 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration