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Old 07-07-2004, 11:09 PM   #1
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Dual Monitor Configuration

First, I am completely new to Fedora.

I have Fedora Core 2 installed and was fiddling with getting my dual monitor set-up working.

My hardware:
NVidia Geforce 2 PCI (Primary) IBM P260
NVidia Geforce 2 AGP (Secondary) Compaq FS740

When I attempted to activate the second monitor in the Display panel, I couldn't find this specific Compaq monitor listed, so I attempted to use the generic driver.

When I rebooted, I lost monitor output all together. Nothing appears on either monitor and no error messages appear.

My question is, where is the configuration for the display settings located? I am able to use the rescue CD to boot into the shell. I saw on another thread a reference to a file called xorg.conf located at /etc/X11/xconf.conf however, there is no directory named X11 in the /etc directory. Am I on the right track??

I appreciate anyone's help!
Old 07-08-2004, 04:01 AM   #2
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Is there an XF86Config file somewhere? Most likely that's where you should look.

I once managed to install a two monitor set up using nVidia divers. As I can recall, the trick to get image in both monitors, was placing the most suitable "ServerLayout" section in the XF86Config file.

If you get a black screen most likely the graphical login is trying to work automatically, but since the X display won't open, it just hangs. To temporarily disable graphical login while you fix things up, use your rescue disk and edit the file named /etc/inittab and change the 5 for a 3 in the line


If you could find your XF86Config file and post it here, maybe I could make some suggestions on how to edit it.
Old 07-08-2004, 04:30 AM   #3
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Thanks for your suggestions. I ended up getting too frustrated and just reinstalled Fedora. I couldn't find neither file in the /etc directory.. xorg.conf nor X86Config.. but I have the graphical interface running again, I'll poke around for it.

I'm pretty green on Linux stuff, I've been too pampered by automated gidgets in Windoze. I managed to get my internet connection working, and my sound card.. this is twice I have screwed up the display settings trying to get monitor 2 working .


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