Originally Posted by tonj
I was wondering if anyone knows of a dual monitor graphics card that works properly straight out of the box with Fedora 9?
I've just spent the whole weekend wrestling with an nvidia quadro nvs280 card and I've now given up, so I'd rather just buy a card that's known to work with dual monitors. I only need res like 1024x768 for a couple of old CRT monitors, nothing fancy. AGP or PCI doesn't matter.
Thanks for any pointers.
Nvidia cards work out of the box. Maybe try to describe your problem and post your xorg.conf in pastebin and direct us to it. Anyway, a pretty basic xorg.conf file should do. And nvidia-settings can write one for you if you don't want to get your hands dirty.
Your card model is supported without any doubt on the last release, so, make sure you are using the latest driver.
Otherwise, I don't know what to suggest to you. ATi is not an option if you plan to use xinerama, believe me, you will only get problems and even if you can make it work with the latest driver, you are going to have lots of stability issues.
Intel cards works well (though they are not particularly powerful). But I don't know if they offer the support to plug two monitors.
EDIT: There you are my xorg.conf file for a twinview setup. It should just work out of the box but take a look and setup your resolutions correctly. The rest shouldn't need any extra setup, but, once again: make sure you get the latest drivers.