Hello fellow openSUSEians,
I am running a triple monitor setup on a computer with two NVIDIA 9500 GT graphic cards on openSUSE 12.1 with KDE.
These graphic cards come with 3 display connectors: 1x HMDI, 1x DVI, 1x DSUB (“VGA”).
My setup is as follows:
[li]graphic card 1:[/li][LIST=1]
[li]HDMI 1: Montor 1[/li][li]DVI 1: <none>[/li][li]DSUB 1: <none>[/li][/ol]
[li]graphic card 2:[/li][ol]
[li]HDMI 2: Montor 2[/li][li]DVI 2: Montor 3[/li][li]DSUB 2: <none>[/li][/ol]
I have installed the proprietary, closed source NVIDIA drivers and via “nvidia-settings” I am able to access both graphic cards and configure my 3 monitors very nice and easily. Everything works out of the box and is very configurable. So far so good.
But: I would prefer running the open source driver nouveau, instead of the closed source NVIDIA drivers. :\
My problem is, that when I run nouveau, I don’t know how to access and configure the graphic card 2:
I tried to configure the multi monitor setup via the KDE settings, but there I can find only graphic card 1, thus KDE runs only on Monitor 1. Monitor 2 and 3, which are connected to graphic card 2, are not accessible via the KDE-settings.
Of course, when I plug e.g. monitor 2 to DVI1, the monitor appears in KDE settings, too, and I can configure a dual monitor setup. But since i want 3 monitors (and each graphic card can handle only 2 monitors), I need that second graphic card, too!
I have tried to find how to access the second graphic card, but there seems to be a lot of confusion going on due to SaX2 not existing anymore, xorg.conf being depreciated (?), etc. so most how tos are not current anymore.
Generally I can not figure out how to configure graphic cards in openSUSE anymore… In older times that was done with SaX2 or manually by editing xorg.conf. But how is it done today, since these things seem to have been eliminated??
Can anybody tell me how to do the trick to get the second graphic card up and running with nouveau?
Thank you for any feedback / hint / tip, etc.!