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Re: Dual monitors in FC5/6



On 10/25/06, Lonni J Friedman <netllama gmail com> wrote:
On 10/25/06, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa gmail com> wrote:
> On 10/25/06, Lonni J Friedman <netllama gmail com> wrote:
> > On 10/25/06, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa gmail com> wrote:
> > > On 10/25/06, Lonni J Friedman <netllama gmail com> wrote:
> > > > On 10/25/06, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa gmail com> wrote:
> > > > > I am soon to install FC6. I have an AGP Geforce2 in my box right now
> > > > > pushing my main monitor. I have an lcd which seems to max out at
> > > > > 1024x768. I also have a PCI VGA lieing around. Is getting dual monitor
> > > > > support as simple as popping in the second card before installing FC6?
> > > > > I do not need accelerated graphics on the second card (doubt it can
> > > > > anyways) but do use the binary blobs for my nvidia card.
> > > > >
> > > > > I have never really done this before. So suggestions from others who
> > > > > have would be much appreiciated.
> > > >
> > > > Assuming that you don't have a 'legacy' GeForce2 (see the driver
> > > > README for thte list), you can run:
> > > > nvidia-xconfig -a --separate-x-screens --xinerama
> > > >
> > > > and you'll be done.  Note that there is an Xorg bug where some apps
> > > > (gnome-terminal amongst them) will crash immediately if Composite is
> > > > enabled with Xinerama.  The workaround is to disable Composite (in
> > > > FC6).
> > > >
> > > > --
> > >
> > > I use KDE, hopefully all KDE apps will play nice. Where can i find this README?
> >
> > /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README.txt
> >
> > and on the same page where you download the driver.
> >
>
> I got the driver from livna, the file you seemed to have been refering
> to resides at /usr/share/doc/xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1.0.8776/README.txt.

Only in Livna's repackaging.  I'm referring to the official driver packaging.


Thank you.

I have a 'GeForce FX 5200' according to lspci, so I seem to be safe.

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