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Old 06-11-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
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Dual Screen / Monitor Setup? Not working


Just installed CentOS 4.0 (Best learning Distro I have every used!!Newbie)

But cannot seem to get dual screen up and running, I dont know how to restart the X Server.
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Sccrenshot 2
I have restarted the computer but nothing is different!

I have ctrl+alt+backspace which I believe restarts the X server, the screen goes black and nothing appear, so I restart but no changes
I did read somewhere that you might need to run 2 X servers?? Is this true?

Old 06-11-2005, 02:48 PM   #2
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Try searching for dual head, dual monitor, dual displays in the forum and on google. There are hundreds of threads on this site alone on the subject. If you get stuck reading those then let us know and someone will be happy to help.
Old 06-13-2005, 10:17 AM   #3
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I cannot get to your screenshots, but if you are at command prompt type: telinit 5 thats all I can think of. Also, did you edit your xorg.conf or xf86.conf. There should be a part about like ... i dunno ... video input and you have to change it to dual monitor. If it is nvidia, look in the place where the driver was installed, and there should be a sample xf86.conf DONT USE THIS, but look through and change the options in your xorg (or xf86) accordingly .
Old 06-13-2005, 02:04 PM   #4
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post your xf86config or xorg.conf (I have no idea which CentOS uses); it should be in /etc/X11/ or just use "find". Once I can see those I could try to help you through it. The first time is always hardest when configuring these files. But it is not too difficult once you get used to it.

Also, do you want two separate desktops or a single spanned desktop?


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