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Hello I am running Madriva Powerpack 2007 and have a Geoforce 7300 LE video card which has a DVI and VGA out. I am currently running a Viewsonic 22" from ...
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    Dual Monitor Setup


    Hello

    I am running Madriva Powerpack 2007 and have a Geoforce 7300 LE video card which has a DVI and VGA out.

    I am currently running a Viewsonic 22" from the DVI out. I have just got a LG Flatron which I would like to run from the VGA out.

    I would like the Viewsonic DVI to the left and the LG Flatron VGA to the right. I've tried all sorts of variations of the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file but my system wont even load the xwindows system when I change things

    Ive tried to follow various posts via a google search but with no luck. Can anyone suggest a way to proceed or point me in the direction of a good tutorial ?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks

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    I currently have a dual head setup for my laptop with 2 different screens, one on my laptop and the other one on the larger LCD monitor.

    You will need to change the BusID "PCI:0:2:0" part. You can find it using the
    Code:
     lspci
    command.
    Also change the settings to fit you monitor specifications.
    If you want a continuous desktop on both screens add
    Code:
     Option "Xinerama" "On"
    in the layout section( after the screen setup part).

    This is the relevant xorg.conf section:

    Code:
    # Any number of monitor sections may be present
    
    Section "Monitor"
    
        Identifier  "LappyPanel"
        HorizSync   31.5 - 64.3
        VertRefresh 50-100
    
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
            Identifier      "Sceptre"
            HorizSync       24-82
            VertRefresh     50.0-75.0
            Option          "DPI" "85 x 85"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "** Intel i810 (generic)               [i810]"
        Driver      "i810"
        VideoRam    131072
        Option      "DRI"     "true"
        BusID  "PCI:0:2:0"
        Option      "MonitorLayout" "CRT,LFP"
        Screen 0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Monitor-i810"
        Driver      "i810"
        VideoRam    131072
        Option      "DRI"     "true"
       BusID  "PCI:0:2:0"
       Screen 1
       Option "MonitorLayout" "CRT,LFP"
    EndSection
    
    
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier  "Screen 0"
        Device      "** Intel i810 (generic)               [i810]"
        Monitor     "LappyPanel"
        DefaultDepth 24
    
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       8
            Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       16
            Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes       "1280x800" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier  "Screen 1"
        Device      "Monitor-i810"
        Monitor     "Sceptre"
        DefaultDepth 24
    
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       8
            Modes       "1440x900" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       16
            Modes       "1440x900" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubsection
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes       "1440x900" "1280x800" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubsection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    
        Screen 0 "Screen 0"
        Screen 1 "Screen 1" RightOf "Screen 0"
    
        InputDevice "TouchPad" "AlwaysCore"
        InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
        Option      "AIGLX" "true"
    
    EndSection

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