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multiple monitors - suse 10.0 - any help?


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Z3n2

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Right, with all that trouble i was having with [bleep] spyware in windows, I've decided to finally make the permanent jump to Linux

Now, I've used linux before, quite a bit - but I've always gone back to windows because it's been just so [bleep] easy to set up my 3 monitors.

Here's the relevant spec:-

CRT and TFT connected to an ATI 9600SE
CRT connected to nVidia FX5200

All work fine in Windows.

Here's the crack. I've never been able to get my TFT monitor to work at all in linux, it's as if the dsub port isn't being used - in ANY version of linux.

With suse, this is the closest i've ever got it. The second CRD (nVidia), is working okay, except for the fact that it will not assume a background image, it has it's own seperate taskbar, and you can't drag windows onto it (they just snap back to the opposite side of the primary monitor, moving as if it were on the other one - the mouse jumps to the other monitor, as if it were still holding the window - icons drag fine!)

Also, the graphics card / monitor configuration utility doesn't work - it asks for usename and password, scans, loads, then goes blank ... nothing

Anything anyone can do to help?
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dsenette

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AH! Time to repost my question: anyone actually done Xinerama before?
I tried about a year ago, but could not find any high level docs...

Regards,
Mark

Marcel Waldvogel wrote:

> Rob,
>
> Yes, XFree86 supports Xinerama, which allows for multiple monitors
> with multiple resolutions to be connected side-by-side. I never owned
> a laptop which supported it, but I know it works like a charm on
> Matrox dual-head cards.
>
> -Marcel

whatever that xinerama program is it might help (sorry)

https://support.ati.....asp?deptID=894 <--advice from ati

and sorry..but my proxy blocks the nvidia site....so i can't get any nvidia specific info
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Xinerama is a method of displaying things on the monitors ... not what i'm after quite yet ...

I'll have a look at that link now, thanks
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