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Old 05-26-2011, 07:29 AM   #1
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Dual monitors, dual video cards trouble. (Fedora 14)

I have a older dell system that has the intel 856G integrated graphics chip. It also has a nvidia TNT2 64 PCI that I would like to use as a 2nd monitor. The computer doesn't have an AGP slot! Anyway the only way I can get this setup to work in Fedora 14 is to go down to run level 3, and then run
 #Xorg :1 -configure
That gives me a xorg.conf (which F14 doesn't use by default) That will get me both screens working. However I'm stuck with using the TNT2 card as the primary monitor, which isn't an option. I kinda need it to be the 2nd. I've tried
#xrandr --output VGA1 --primary
Which returns like it ran ok, but does nothing.
VGA1 is the intel and in Xorg is called Screen1
VGA-2 is the nvidia and is called Screen0
If I edit xorg.conf and change the name of the screens around I get two blank screens after booting. I've also tried to swap the numbers to the cards in xorg.conf and and blank screen.

If I use the system with out the xorg.conf in place my monitor hooked to the intel chip is my main, and the nvidia monitor is lit green (turned on) but displays nothing. If I swap the main VGA adapter in the BIOS to the nvidia chip, then that is the monitor that works and the intel monitor is on but displays nothing.

Any idea on how to swap the primary screen?


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