Dual card/monitor question

Sorry for the newbie question all. Trying to get multiple displays running under OpenSUSE 11.1. Note this is not a DualHead question.

Display #1: 1280x1024 LCD connected to motherboard integrated ATI Radeon 3200.

Display #2: 1280x1024 LCD connected to ATI Radeon 3450 PCIe card.

I do not need particularly robust 3D acceleration or ATI CCC functionality, so I would be fine if I can get the open source Radeon drivers to work and stretch the display across 2 monitors (each on a different video card).

When running sax2 (either through YaST or from CLI), I see no way to add a second video card. The Radeon 3200 is there but the 3450 is nowhere to be found. The YaST Hardware Information screen shows that both adapters are found and identified correctly, but the second one doesn’t appear in sax2.

Do I need to make manual changes to xconf in order to enable the second display adapter?

I tried installing the latest (proprietary) Radeon drivers from the AMD website according to the howto found elsewhere on this site, but things fell apart near the end (when trying to verify the install using fglrxinfo) and KDE wouldn’t restart. I had backed up the original copy of xconf but restoring from that didn’t work … are there additional files I should have backed up?

Edit: FWIW, this is 11.1 AMD64


Nobody has ever tried to get OpenSUSE working with multiple video cards before?

I had a 2-card-3-monitor-setup (nv + mga dualhead) working on 10.x, now I got the same problem.
sax2 (-r etc) only knows about the card which is preferred at BIOS (AGP or PCI as “primary card”), while sax2 -p tells me both.

I’m trying to do this too, two ATI video cards (one is onboard) each with it’s own monitor, one a 1024x768 touchscreen and the other a 720p LCD HDTV. sax2 -p sees them but I see no way in sax2 to set the second one up. I tried:

sax2 -r -c 0 -m 0=fglrx 1=fglrx

But that didn’t seem to work, and I tried:

sax2 -r -c 0 -m 0=fglrx -c 1 -m 1=fglrx

That didn’t work either. They show up as two chips:

Chip: 0 is -> ATI ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics (RS780 9610) 01:05:0 0x1002 0x9610 AGP fglrx
Chip: 1 is -> ATI Radeon X1300 / X1550 Series (RV515 7146) 02:00:0 0x1002 0x7146 AGP fglrx

But to no avail.