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Old 10-30-2005, 01:46 PM   #1
aamy
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three monitors with suse 10.0


Total newbie. Installed Suse 10.0 just a couple of days ago. I have three monitors on my system, two video cards: NVDIA GeForce 5500 (AGP) supporting two monitors; NVDIA GeForce 4400 (PCI) supporting one monitor.

Suse apparently detected both the video cards, but only two monitors are working. I googled and found out about SAX2, when I bring it up it says Display 1 is running on 4400 and Display 2 is running on 5500. But two monitors are connected to 5500? How do I set this up? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 09:58 AM   #2
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First install the nVidia drivers with YOU.
In /etc/X11/XF86Config:
-Add a monitor, screen and modes
-Duplicate the devices with 2 monitors attached.
-At a line "Screen 0" in the original and "Screen 1" in the duplicate
-Change the duplicates identifier.
-Change the driver to "nvidia"

My device section:
Code:
Section "Device"
  BoardName    "GeForce 6600"
  BusID        "2:0:0"
  Driver       "nvidia"
  Identifier   "Device[0]"
  VendorName   "NVidia"
  Screen       0
EndSection

Section "Device"
  BoardName    "GeForce 6600"
  BusID        "2:0:0"
  Driver       "nvidia"
  Identifier   "Device[2]"
  VendorName   "NVidia"
  Screen        1
EndSection

Section "Device"
  BoardName    "GeForce4 MX 4000"
  BusID        "0:11:0"
  Driver       "nvidia"
  Identifier   "Device[1]"
  VendorName   "NVidia"
EndSection
(Suse 10.0 and 3 monitors)
 
Old 10-31-2005, 05:48 PM   #3
aamy
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Okay. You said YOU? What is YOU? How do I install nVidia drivers there? Do you mean that the nviDia drivers that come with Suse are not adequate enough to accomplish this? Just asking.

I did go to the nviDia site to get the drivers, but the installation instructions seemed a bit complicated....rebuilding the kernel etc etc. If you can guide me how to do this....I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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YOU is the YaST Online Update.. When you boot up there should be a little lizard in your system tray, this can bring you to YOU, alternatively you can open YaST and under software select online update, there should be nVidia drivers for you to just check off and they'll install

Cheers
Matt
 
Old 11-01-2005, 10:32 AM   #5
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Do you mean that the nviDia drivers that come with Suse are not adequate enough to accomplish this? Just asking.
I don't know if this is true for the retail version of Suse, but the eval version doesn't come with nVidia drivers because it is closed source I believe. As said you need to do an update with YOU (or Yast->update software) and install the drivers from there.
 
  


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