Re: ..solved: two video cards on Squeeze
On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 02:40:08AM +0200, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:34:18 -0400, Rob wrote in message
> > On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 05:44:51PM -0400, Rob Owens wrote:
> > > I need to get two monitors running on two separate video cards on a
> > > Squeeze system. Do I need to customize my xorg.conf, or is there a
> > > simple gui tool to do this nowadays?
> > >
> > Wow, I got it working already. All I did was:
> > /etc/init.d/gdm3 stop
> > X -configure
> > cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> > /etc/init.d/gdm3 start
> > Actually, I did have to make a correction to xorg.conf. The radeonhd
> > driver did not work, so I switched it to radeon and that fixed it. I
> > also had to change the order of my screens (right to left), but that's
> > to be expected.
> > For the record, my system has an onboard NVidia GeForce 6100 and a PCI
> > Express ATI Radeon HD 3470. The ATI card has dual DisplayPort
> > outputs, but my second monitor only has VGA inputs so I opted to use
> > the onboard VGA instead of buying an adapter.
> ..so, all you "need" to do now, is hook up your 3'rd screen
> to your 2'nd DisplayPort. ;o)
Actually, I now need to figure out how to make the two screens act as
one. Currently, I can open applications on either screen but I can't,
for instance, drag an application from one screen to the other. I'm not
sure if I can do that with separate video cards, though.