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Re: Dual monitors in FC5/6

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

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