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Bug#251449: Dual head addition to FAQ

reassign 251449 xfree86-common
retitle 251449 xfree86-common: please add instructions on configuring multiple displays to FAQ
severity 251449 wishlist

On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 03:42:27PM +0100, Chris Walker wrote:
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
> Please can you add an entry to the FAQ on how to configure two displays.
> Here is a starting point:
>    Q) Using more than one monitor (Dual head)
>   If you are using the nvidia driver, and wish to use the "TwinView"
>   feature, then more detailed instructions can be found in
>   /usr/share/doc/nvidia-glx/README.gz
>   An example using two video cards to drive two displays can be found in
>   ***insert example filename here***.
>   An example using a video card capable of driving two displays can be
>   found in ***insert example filename here***.
> What I struggled to work out from the instructions - though it now
> seems obvious from the example in the nvidia readme.  You need to have
> two "Device" entries identical except that the first should have have
> the command Screen 0, and the second Screen 1. (I have in fact not
> tried this as I got the Twinview setup working - but I think that this
> was my problem).

Thank you for your report.  This will need to be fleshed out before it
can be added to the FAQ; also, a migration of the FAQ to XHTML is
pending, and so this will probably wait until after that has occurred to
be included.

G. Branden Robinson                |      "I came, I saw, she conquered."
Debian GNU/Linux                   |      The original Latin seems to have
branden@debian.org                 |      been garbled.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |      -- Robert Heinlein

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