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Alright, keep in mind that I am a Linux newbie... bear with me. I'm running FC4 and all is well, except that I have two monitors in front of me, ...
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    Dual Head /cry


    Alright, keep in mind that I am a Linux newbie... bear with me.

    I'm running FC4 and all is well, except that I have two monitors in front of me, and only one of them is working.

    I have 2 Video Cards, an nVIDIA Geforce FX 5500 in the AGP slot and a really, really crappy S3 Virge in a PCI slot. I had some issues when I first got it up on Windows, and in the end the only way that I could make it work correctly was to have it boot off of the S3 first and then the FX5500.

    So now that I'm on Linux, true to form it boots off of the S3 since it is set that way... I go into the Display Settings and select "Use Dual Head" and all the other criteria that need to be filled out. It tells me to restart, I do faithfully... nothing.

    I attempted to boot off of the FX5500 but it wouldn't run, came up with an error. So I downloaded the Driver off of the Nvidia site, booted off the FX5500 and installed it (Never managed to get X working, just did it texty). I tried to boot again off of the FX5500, not dice. I tried to boot off the S3 and see if the FXw ould pop up, nope.

    So at this point I need to figure out a few things. What is wrong with the Dual Head? How do I properly install the nVIDIA driver/nView? Any advice for Dual Heads?

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    Just do a search of the Forum, Nvidia driver installs have been covered many times before and so have setting up more than one monitor.
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    Let me try that again... I'm a linux newbie but not a forum newbie. I've spent a fair amount of time searching and everything that I've found I have either not been able to do (Lack of description, etc.) or was ineffective.

    What I'm trying to figure out right now, and what was NOT covered in any of the fun things that I've searched for is how to get this second monitor working. Do I need to install the Nvidia driver before it will run? Is that why it isn't running or is there something else.

    But hey, thanks for your helpful response.

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    Give this link a try for setting up your nvidia card http://www.linuxforums.org/tutorials...ial-44103.html
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