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  1. #1
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    Default Dual monitors

    I have a question about 10.3 and 11.1.

    I have a GeForce 9800 GTX with 512MB DDR3 RAM. It has 2 digital outputs. Will 10.3 and/or 11.1 support running 2 monitors, one off each output or will there be a problem? If it is possible, do both monitors have to be the same size, ie, both 19inch or both 24inch, or can I attach a 19inch and a 24inch and use both monitors at the same time?

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    Default Re: Dual monitors

    hi silkmaze

    Im doing that very thing right now. You can use different monitors of diferent sizes and resolutions (even mix widescreen and standard!)

    Its pretty easy to configure.

    If you do not already have the nvidia proprietary drivers installed:
    follow this guide.



    NVIDIA - openSUSE

    once the driver is installed, you can use sax2 to configure the monitors (as the guide suggests.)

    however, you may also want to check out the nvidia-settings utility. It comes bundled with the driver. You have access to several more driver-specific options as well as being able to do some "fine tuning" on the monitor settings.

    then from a terminal window, execute the following command (as root)

    kdesu nvidia-settings

    I use nvidia-settings myself, but sax2 is definately the way to go if you want a quick and easy setup.
    Desktop| opensuse11.3| Core2Q Q9450 | nVidia GeForce 8800 GT
    Server| Arch | mythtv 024 | Core2D E7500| nVidia GT210
    HTPC| opensuse11.3 | mythtv 024| Atom 330 | ASUS AT3IONT-I Deluxe | nVidia ION
    Laptop| System76 | opensuse11.3| Core2D P8600 | nVidia 9300M

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    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

    Default Re: Dual monitors

    silkmaze schrieb:
    > I have a GeForce 9800 GTX with 512MB DDR3 RAM. It has 2 digital
    > outputs. Will 10.3 and/or 11.1 support running 2 monitors, one off each
    > output or will there be a problem?


    Works fine with 10.3 provided you install the proprietary NVidia
    drivers. The open source driver doesn't support dual-head operation.

    > If it is possible, do both monitors
    > have to be the same size, ie, both 19inch or both 24inch, or can I
    > attach a 19inch and a 24inch and use both monitors at the same time?


    Both monitors can be configured independently, different size is no
    problem.

    HTH
    T.

    --
    Tilman Schmidt
    Phoenix Software GmbH
    Bonn, Germany

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