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Old 08-31-2005, 09:57 PM   #1
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Talking FC4 Is going GREAT so far. A few more questions

Thanks for your help yesterday with installing FC4 as a dual boot.

Im officially connected right now, through FC4, which is a huge feat because this was one of the biggest problems i originally ran into.

My next quest is getting my other monitor to work simultaneously. I know i will probably need to get a driver for it and everything which is fine, i just.......dont know how.

If someone could explain the process of getting drivers and new apps and such, while using this as an example, i would be very appreciative.

My monitor is a flat panel LCD, the brand is LiquidVideo. Right now when it's on, it just flashes all sorts of different colors.

Like i said, i'd appreciate someone showing me how to do these things with this as an example. Dont spoon feed me, but give me some direction.

Thanks guys, this is fun!
Old 09-01-2005, 03:03 AM   #2
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If your current monitor is the one you installed FC4 under, and it is CRT, then chances are your refresh rate is too fast for the LCD.

Try setting the video to a very low resolution (600x800 say) and a slow refresh rate (50-60Hz) and then swap over to the other monitor.

(You could google your monitor for the actual res and refresh ... )
Old 09-01-2005, 11:08 AM   #3
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What video card are you using? That will probably need to be taken into consideration. If you have an NVIDA video card with dual-monitor inputs, then you can use their linux drivers to create a dual monitor setup (thats how I have it). check here.

Last edited by bushidozen; 09-01-2005 at 11:10 AM.
Old 09-03-2005, 07:13 PM   #4
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The best all round tutorial I've seen (so far) for getting dual head to work is in the July edition of Linux Format (LXF68)

I can't seem to find it online though.

If dual head is what you are trying - I think you need to tell us how you are going about it at the moment... there are plenty of tutorials out there however. The search term you are looking for is "dual head"

... are just three.

Of course, if you want two monitors showing the same x session et al - you could just wire them in parrallel...


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