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Old 05-11-2006, 11:45 AM   #1
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Two Video Cards, Gnome Debian


hey,

I have debian installed, I have a ATI AGP video card (radeon?) that works fine, I plugged in an old PCI card so I could have a second screen.

How do I configure my new card automatically?

I would rather not spend the afternoon rewriting conf files...


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Old 05-12-2006, 09:45 AM   #2
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You would most likely have to rewrite your /etc/X11/XF86Config(-4). It is not very hard - you would have to enter a "Device" section for your new PCI video card, a new "Monitor" section and edit the "ServerLayout" section. There are several howtos out there, but I don't think you will find a utility that will automatically configure your two-card setup.


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Old 05-12-2006, 09:46 AM   #3
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You would most likely have to rewrite your /etc/X11/XF86Config(-4). It is not very hard - you would have to enter a "Device" section for your new PCI video card, a new "Monitor" section and edit the "ServerLayout" section. There are several howtos out there, but I don't think you will find a utility that will automatically configure your two-card setup.

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After writting the post I did it by hand because I had other things to do. I was hoping that the next time there would be an automated program to do it for me...


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