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Old 04-13-2010, 11:48 AM   #1
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24" iMac (Intel, Nvidia) Dual Monitor Problem


I'm installing OpenSuSE 11.2 (KDE 4.3.5 and Xrg 7.4) on a 24" Intel Core2 Duo-based iMac (iMac 6.1 / EMC# 2111) with a video card that's showing up (lspci) as "nVidia Corporation G73 [GeForce 7600 GT]".

I've got the OS installed and running. Everything looks fine on the main 24" display. However, I've plugged a 20" Apple Studio display into the external monitor port. It's not being seen by any software (Sax2, KDE Control Center, etc.) and is showing a garbled image (like what you'd get if you pushed the 1920x1200 res for the main display onto the 20" one).

At the moment I don't have any proprietary nvidia utilities or drivers installed. I want to be able to do dual-head with xinerama/continuous desktop. Any experience with this hardware, or any tips?

Old 04-13-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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Solved. For anyone who has the same problem, installing the proprietary nVidia drivers (for my install of OpenSuSE 11.2, x11-video-nvidiaG02-195.36.15-12.1.x86_64 and nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop-195.36.15_2.6.31.5_0.1-11.1.x86_64) fixes it. You just need to use the Nvidia configuration tool to set it up.


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