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Old 04-06-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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Dual Screens with GeForce 8400GS on Centos 5 issue

I've purchased and installed a GeForce 8400GS card into my Centos machine, however I'm having trouble getting dual screens to work.

The card has three outputs VGA, DVI and HDMI ( and

I downloaded the appropriate driver from

The one I downloaded was:
Version: 260.19.44 Certified
Release Date: 2011.03.07
Operating System: Linux
Language: English (UK)
File Size: 27.2 MB

I logged in as root and came out of XWindows with init 3 I navigated to the above driver location and did:
The installation all went okay and the DVI connection worked on my main screen after doing init 5 However the VGA and HDMI ports did not work with my secondary monitor, so had a look around and saw the dual dual heads options. I set this up how I expected it to work and after clicking apply, the config was saved so I restarted my machine.
I was then tols that XWindows could not start and it would load a default configuration, which brought up my main screen again in Window mode.

If anyone can offer any advice, I would appreciate it.


Old 06-27-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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There was a configuration utility that came with the drivers, running that solved the problem


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