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Old 01-24-2005, 08:16 AM   #1
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2 monitors with a PC


Hi every body,
I want to connect a second monitor to my PC, I have 2 video card. The system detects the 2 cards, but only one monitor is active. I want to active them at same time and receive same view at same time.
I saw that with the Sun computers, Is it possible with linux. ( I am using Fedora core2 and debian Sarge)
thank you
 
Old 01-24-2005, 01:43 PM   #2
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yeah it's pretty easy once you know how. you're best option is to look at the Xinerama HOWTO at http://tldp.org and come back if you have specific problems at any step.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 10:10 AM   #3
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I need a mirroring

Hi, thank you for reply, at last I could run my Xwindows in Two monitors,
with two monitor, it is nice and certainly usefull, but I need a mirroring of the first screen. I mean same output in the 2 monitors. In fact when I use a datashow for seminary, I want see on my monitor where others see the on the big screen.
thank you
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i've not tried it myself, but google says Xinerama can easily do this:
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Multihead layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" RightOf "Screen1"
	Screen      1  "Screen1" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	Option	    "Xinerama" "on"
	Option	    "Clone" "on"
EndSection
in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 01-30-2005, 06:46 AM   #5
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Finally I solved the problem by repacing the options

Screen "Screen1" 0 0
Screen "Screen1" LeftOf "Screen2"

with
Screen "Screen1" 0 0
Screen "Screen2" 0 0

to get same display on both monitors display 0 0

best regards
bela
 
Old 01-30-2005, 07:16 AM   #6
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fair do's. handy to know it's actaully easier...
 
  


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