Both Monitor Displays Coming through on Single monitor HELP

I am a Newborn Noob,

I am sorry if i have put this into the wrong location.

Ok i will explain my problem,

I have just installed Os 11.3, it is my first time to try Linux. Install went fine have Dual Boot Win7 and openSuse 11.3 KDE I have a 26" TFT TV as Monitor 1 DVI and Dell 16" as Monitor 2 VGA all working fine . Autoconfig started and TV display vanished, install finished and went into display settings to check problem and for some reason it is saying both displays are on my 16" Dell. I will Add Screen Shot to show problem.

Can anybody please in layman’s terms tell me how to fix this.

To be honest i am sick of windows and wanted to switch to Linux for years but never had the guts, i was hoping to learn Linux with this distro and when have a grip on it drop windows and use Linux as Primary. So i want to get all the (probable easy problems out of the way before i hit the big ones lol).

Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks The New Noob

Welcome to the forums.
First we have to know the video card you are using so the expert members in this area will be able to help.
Pardon me, I notice you are using kde, I am not using it very often for I am using xfce. I think in kde the only option there is for a twin view.
In my case I am using an nvidia graphic card on a 32" tv and a 23 " view sonic monitor and can have a separate screen thru nvdia-settings.
Maybe if you are using nvidia you can attain it too in kde, the only problem as I see it in some of the postings here in the forum that there
is a problem with the latest nvidia driver in kde 4.5. Do a bit of a search in the forum and you will find a lot of almost similar issue like yours.

Yes, as (conram has already mentioned), more info about your graphics card and driver would be useful. Open a terminal and type these commands

/sbin/lspci -nnk

For the above command, just post the entry pertaining to your graphics card.

/usr/sbin/hwinfo --gfxcard

With both you display devices plugged in, type


With this info, we should be able to help you further. I’m assuming you want to display the desktop across both displays (as opposed to clone mode)?

Thank you Both.

Firstly results gfxcard

33: PCI 200.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.318]
Unique ID: B35A.WinuJx3Cin1
Parent ID: 8otl.OB2BsRrVga5
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/0000:02:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:02:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: “nVidia GeForce 7600 GT”
Vendor: pci 0x10de “nVidia Corporation”
Device: pci 0x0391 “GeForce 7600 GT”
Revision: 0xa1
Driver: “nouveau”
Driver Modules: “drm”
Memory Range: 0xf2000000-0xf2ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xe0000000-0xefffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xf3000000-0xf3ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0xa000-0xafff (rw)
Memory Range: 0xf4000000-0xf401ffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 16 (4 events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: “pci:v000010DEd00000391sv00000000sd00000000bc03sc00i00”
Driver Info #0:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: nv
Driver Info #1:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: nvidia
3D Support: yes
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #16 (PCI bridge)

Primary display adapter: #33

Now xrandr Results

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 4096 x 4096
DVI-I-1 connected 720x480+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 16mm x 9mm
1280x720 50.0 60.0
720x576 50.0
720x480 59.9*
640x480 60.0
VGA-1 connected 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 338mm x 270mm
1280x1024 60.0*+ 75.0
1152x864 75.0
1024x768 75.1 60.0
800x600 75.0 60.3
640x480 75.0 60.0
720x400 70.1
TV-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

Yes i want the display on both not Clone.

Sorry for Double Post.

Both Displays are connected