Dual-Head with Different Resolution (slightly OT)

Reuben D. Budiardja techlist at pathfinder.phys.utk.edu
Fri Nov 30 19:33:41 UTC 2007

On Thursday 29 November 2007 3:50:25 pm Ben Brown wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 12:23 -0500, Reuben Budiardja wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have an LCD with 1280x1024 native resolution. I plan to buy a new
> > widescreen LCD with 1680x1050 resolution, to use in dual-head
> > configuration. I have NVidia GeForce FX 5200, with VGA and DVI output to
> > drive them, by plugging one LCD to VGA and the other one to DVI port.
> > Is it possible to use this setup, and have the card drive the monitors
> > with different resolution ? I'm using NVidia proprietary driver.
> Yes, it's possible. Use the nVidia Display Settings in the System Tools.

Thanks. I'll give this a try and report back when I have the monitor 

> Do yourself a favor and make a backup of your existing xorg.conf first
> though! :)

Thanks for the reminder :). I actually have hourly + daily + weekly backups 
using rsnapshot.

Reuben D. Budiardja
Dept. Physics and Astronomy
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

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