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    Default How to setup two monitors?

    I got two 19" monitor,nvidia suse 11.1 64-bit 4.1.3 and I like to know how to setup my monitor.

    Could you please help me,I appreciate.

    SB

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    Default Re: How to setup two monitors?

    Open YaST -> Hardware -> Graphics Card and Monitor -> Check "Activate Dual Head Mode"

    Make sure the resolutions for both monitors are correct before saving. That's it. I'm not using dual monitors anymore, but I believe you have to logout and log back in before the settings are effective.

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    Default Re: How to setup two monitors?

    Do I need a driver for my Nvidia card?

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    Default Re: How to setup two monitors?

    It should already be detected, if not, someone else will have to help you as I don't have an Nvidia card.

    Try and find out.

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    Default Re: How to setup two monitors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suse-Beginner
    I got two 19" monitor,nvidia suse 11.1 64-bit 4.1.3 and I like to know
    how to setup my monitor.

    Could you please help me,I appreciate.

    SB
    Hi
    This is my canned response for doing it the 'Hard Way'

    Have you installed the nvidia driver via 1-click? If not I recommend
    the hard way, else follow the easy way here;
    Nvidia

    If you have installed nvidia rpms via the easy way, I suggest removing
    the rpms installed and disabling the nvidia repository first.

    You can download the driver for your arch from;
    Nvidia Unix Drivers

    On the download page, check that your card is supported by the driver
    your about to download by using the following command;
    Code:
    echo -n "0x" && /sbin/lspci -nv |grep VGA|cut -f4 -d ":"|cut -f1 -d "("
    From the above output use the numbers from the output to look at the
    Supported Products List (link on the left) to verify your card is
    supported by the driver.

    You may wish to ensure your system is up to date. The first command
    refreshes the repositories, the second lists any updates, the third
    will apply the updates.
    Code:
    sudo zypper ref
    sudo zypper lu
    sudo zypper up
    NOTE: If the kernel updated, please reboot before continuing

    If you don't have the kernel source and tools etc installed then
    Code:
    sudo zypper in kernel-source linux-kernel-headers kernel-syms
    module-init-tools make gcc
    Press ctrl+alt+F1 and login as your user
    Code:
    su -
    init 3
    During the sax2 command below is where you can configure your twin
    monitors.

    cd to the Nvidia Unix Driver you downloaded
    Code:
    sh NV*.run -q
    sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
    init 5 && exit
    ctrl+alt+F1
    exit
    ctrl+alt+F7
    The ctrl+alt+F7 gets you back to the GUI (X session).

    Now after a kernel update, you don't need to run the sax2 command, just
    the others to get to run level 3, rebuild the driver and exit.

    There are some additional tweaks you can manually add into
    the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file as well in the "Device" section;
    Code:
    Option         "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
    Option         "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
    Option         "RenderAccel" "True"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (i586) Kernel 2.6.27.15-2-default
    up 22:03, 1 user, load average: 0.34, 0.16, 0.16
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.35


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    clyd3robert NNTP User

    Default Re: How to setup two monitors?

    Adding a second monitor can seriously boost your productivity, especially if you work with large images or spreadsheets. THANKS for this advice... I have alot of unused LCD monitors that i can used....

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