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Dual Monitor setup under X w/Redhat 6.x

By Mr. Fixit ·
Any quick tips/links/faqs in setting up dual monitors/extended desktop under
Linux? I've got it going under Win98 w/o much issue, but the various X configurators -always- latch onto my PCI graphics card vs. my AGP (this in fact is a real problem ifI "**** up" my X setup - I have to pull the PCI out of the system to resetup). I admit I'm still a bit of a newbie in Linux, but I'm told this can be done. Even some sample config scripts could be helpful!

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by cottage In reply to Dual Monitor setup under ...

Take a look at your xf86cfg file. When II started Gnome after loading RH 6.0 on my laptop my external monitor was deactivated. Took the comment flag (#) off the extern_disp line and all was fine.

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by ozinok In reply to Dual Monitor setup under ...

Try out this site:

http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Framebuffer-HOWTO-13.html

I don't have a dual monitor setup, but this is from the Linux Documentation Project.

Robert

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by jgluck In reply to Dual Monitor setup under ...

If so the only way currently is to get a third party (commercial) xserver MetroX has them.

you can upgrade to X windows release 4.0. I wouldn't recomend that until you're more familiar with linux.

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