LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-19-2003, 12:39 AM   #1
InsaneBob
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 105

Rep: Reputation: 15
Configuring two video cards


I currently have a Geforce3 Ti200 and a Geforce2 MX 100/200. I want to have two separate desktops running on both monitors at the same time. How would I configure my XF86Config file to accomplish this?
 
Old 06-19-2003, 04:12 AM   #2
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1974Reputation: 1974Reputation: 1974Reputation: 1974Reputation: 1974Reputation: 1974Reputation: 1974Reputation: 1974Reputation: 1974Reputation: 1974Reputation: 1974
you want to have a read through the Xinerama howto to get a dual head system working. Xinerama itself is optional but it gives all the necessary groundwork for what you want. My config can be seen here http://thirtythreeandathird.net/dualhead
 
Old 06-19-2003, 08:45 PM   #3
InsaneBob
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 105

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I found a howto for xinerama but when tried to scan for the PCI bus (# XFree86 -scanpci) I got the following error.
Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.
For one thing /tmp/.X0-lock does not exist. Does anyone know the solution?
 
Old 06-20-2003, 07:26 PM   #4
Thymox
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Plymouth, England.
Distribution: Debian + Ubuntu
Posts: 4,358

Rep: Reputation: 57
Are you running XFree86 -scanpci from which X? If so, then leave X and try again.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 12:53 AM   #5
InsaneBob
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 105

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
K so i used su and signed on as root. Then I used telinit to switch too runlevel 3 and tried XFree86 -scanpci again. Nothing was printed out though. Does it get printed to some kind of log file?
 
  


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
PCMCIA configuring / Wireless Cards sramelyk Linux - Hardware 16 11-30-2008 08:07 PM
configuring 2 network cards? julc Slackware 1 01-11-2005 08:44 AM
Configuring network cards Redhat9 lethalinjection Linux - Networking 5 11-01-2003 05:01 PM
configuring wireless cards LordGrahf Linux - Newbie 8 07-05-2003 02:14 PM
Configuring two wireless cards!! RKris Linux - Wireless Networking 1 10-20-2002 09:54 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 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
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration