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    Dual Monitors

    I have a question about using dual monitors.

    Alot of video cards now comes with two ports, vga & dvi. Can you use those to have a dual monitor setup?

    Just curious?

    Thnx.
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    Yeah, just gotta edit the xorg.conf file appropriately.

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    Hi There,

    Yes it can be done, are you trying to use the two monitors, as spanned or dual monitors, if as spanned need to add lines to the /etc/xorg.conf or XF86config.conf file, let me know if you need more details... will update

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    Thnx for the replies. Yes to span using both monitors. I appreciate the help. I can use some help with it.
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    What video card type? ATI and nVIDIA need the use of their proprietary drivers to do it well.

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    It's an nVIDIA Geforce FX 5200...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostDawg View Post
    It's an nVIDIA Geforce FX 5200...
    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78079

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    Here's the xorg.conf that I used in FreeBSD with a FX5600....

    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
            Identifier     "X.org Configured"
            Screen      0  "Screen0"
            Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
            InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
            InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
            RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
            ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
            FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
            FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
            FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
            FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
            FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
            FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
            FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
            Option "Composite" "Enable"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
            Load  "dbe"
            #Load  "dri"
            Load  "extmod"
            Load  "glx"
            Load  "record"
            Load  "xtrap"
            Load  "freetype"
    #       Load  "speedo"
            Load  "type1"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Keyboard0"
            Driver      "keyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Mouse0"
            Driver      "mouse"
            Option      "Protocol" "auto"
            Option      "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
            Option      "Buttons" "5"
            Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"        
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
            Identifier   "Monitor0"
            VendorName   "Generic"
            ModelName    "17 LCD"
            HorizSync    22.0 - 82.0
            VertRefresh  56.0 - 76.0
            Option      "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
            Identifier   "Monitor1"
            VendorName   "Generic"
            ModelName    "19 CRT"
            HorizSync    30.0 - 85.0
            VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
            Option      "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
           Identifier  "Card0"
            Driver      "nvidia"
            BoardName   "NVidia FX5600"
            BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
            Option      "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT-1, CRT-0"
            Option      "TwinView" "true"
            Option      "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "22-82"
            Option      "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "56-100"
            Option      "MetaModes" "CRT-0: 1600x1200, CRT-1: 1280x1024;"
            Option      "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf"
            Option      "Xinerama" "on"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen0"
            Device     "Card0"
            Monitor    "Monitor0"
            DefaultDepth 24
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth     24
                    Modes "1280x1024"
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen1"
            Device     "Card0"
            Monitor    "Monitor1"
            DefaultDepth 24
            SubSection "Display"
                    Depth     24
                    Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024"
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
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