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I am trying to setup dual monitors on my computer, but I am kinda lost. i want my crt Sylvania F72 with res at 2048x1024 on my radeon 9800pro, and ...
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    I am trying to setup dual monitors on my computer, but I am kinda lost. i want my crt Sylvania F72 with res at 2048x1024 on my radeon 9800pro, and i want my lcd viewsonic VG150 with res at 1024x768 on my integrated D865GBFL. How would I go about doing this?
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    Use fglrxconfig. This config utility is provided with the ati binary drivers. It will ask you questions (like xf86config or xorgconfig) about your hardware (monitor and graphics card), so be ready to answer them. Also, run as root or su as this writes to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 when it is finished (be sure to backup your config).
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    okay, i got dual monitors working on one video card with that setup, but how do i set up 2 video cards?
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    you have to have both vid cards set up in the kernel and also have two video card entries in you XF86Config or xorg.conf... then you need to edit the Screen section and tell it you have two vid cards.. you also have to add the second monitor entry to the config file and add it to the Screen section... there should be a howto on *exactly* how to configure the screen section somewhere...
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    i could figure it out if i knew how to set up another video card, can anyone help me on that matter?
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    just copy the vid card section from the other card and modify it for the second card.

    do the same for the second head, too.
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    well, i am afraid i am going to f*ck something up, so let me copy paste my xorg.conf and ask what should be done (keep in mind the the second vid card is an integrated Intel 865 and the monitor that i want to be on it is the viewsonic VG150; the actual motherboard is D865GBFL if that matters):

    # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Multihead layout"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" LeftOf "Screen1"
    Screen 1 "Screen1" 0 0
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    Option "Clone" "on"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"

    # RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
    # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
    # no need to change the default.
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    FontPath "unix/:7100"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "fbdevhw"
    Load "glx"
    Load "record"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "type1"
    Load "dri"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    # Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
    # To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
    # Option "XkbDisable"
    # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
    # lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
    # keyboard, you will probably want to use:
    # Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
    # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
    # Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
    #
    # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
    # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
    # Option "XkbLayout" "de"
    # or:
    # Option "XkbLayout" "de"
    # Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
    #
    # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
    # control keys, use:
    # Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
    # Or if you just want both to be control, use:
    # Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
    #
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "Sylvania F72"
    DisplaySize 320 240
    HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
    Option "dpms"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor1"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "ViewSonic VG150"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 62.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 60.0
    Option "dpms"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "radeon"
    VendorName "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName "ATI Radeon 9800"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard1"
    Driver "radeon"
    VendorName "Videocard Vendor"
    BoardName "ATI Radeon 9800"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen 1
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 16
    Modes "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen1"
    Device "Videocard1"
    Monitor "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Group 0
    Mode 0666
    EndSection
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