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..solved: two video cards on Squeeze



On Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:34:18 -0400, Rob wrote in message 
<[🔎] 20120424223418.GA5387@aurora.owens.net>:

> 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)

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...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
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