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    Default Two monitors with two graphic cards

    How can I do two monitors in my system?

    I have installed openSUSE 11.1 in 64 bit variant. It work properly. I want to use two monitors in my system. Now works one only. Second is black.

    My system has next equipments:
    1. CPU - Intel Core 2 Quard 9550 (2.84 Ghz)
    2. RAM - DDR3 8 GB
    3. Motherboard - XFX nForce 790i ultra 3-way SLI. It has three slots PCI Express x16 for graphic cards. I use two slots only.
    4. Two graphic cards - Palit GeForce 9500GT
    5. Two monitors - NEC LCD1970NX and HP LP2275w
    6. Some HDD (SATA II, 1000Gb) with partitions for Linux with reiser file system, swap patition and a few partitions NTFS.

    I don't want make SLI system for games. I want to see text console in first monitor, for example, and graphic console (Xwindow) in second. Or one graphic console (Xwindow) on both monitors only. Or two consoles with command line in both monitors, for example.

    Explain me please. Regards
    Dremu4ii

    P.S. Equipments works properly because second operation system (MS windows XP) uses both monitors.

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    Default Re: Two monitors with two graphic cards

    Have a look at this thread dual video card problem - openSUSE Forums
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Two monitors with two graphic cards

    Dear Conram,

    thank for the link to a file xorg.conf. I editing it spare no efforts for my system, and fit it for my equipment. But the second monitor leaved black again unfortunately.

    Second, the YaST module "Hardware | Graphics card" running the configure utility shows me one graphic card only, and second graphic card never. Does YaST "see" it?

    Regards,

    Dremu4ii

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    Default Re: Two monitors with two graphic cards

    Sorry about that, can't help you much. I have not use two graphic cards at the same time. I can point you to links but can't be sure which one will work
    for your settings. While you are waiting for an answer fire up google search and type this, 2 video card opensuse forum and you will see some of the old threads pertaining to dual video card issues.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Two monitors with two graphic cards

    Second, the YaST module "Hardware | Graphics card" running the configure utility shows me one graphic card only, and second graphic card never. Does YaST "see" it?
    Do both cards show up with

    lspci -nn
    or

    /usr/sbin/sax2 -p
    This reference might be useful:

    http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=Dual_Card_Config

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    Default Re: Two monitors with two graphic cards

    Dear Conram,

    I run command:

    X -config xorg.conf.new

    and then I have read the file "Xorg.0.log" some times. I edited that file, run command:

    startx

    and second monitor works now as Xinerama. Thank for advises.

    Dear deano_ferrari

    yes, when I run

    sax2 -p

    system display me two lines with two graphics cards. Thank you.

    Regards
    Dremu4ii

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