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Nov 19, 2009

My Dual G5's psu blew up this weekend, and i refuse to go back to windows, so until i can come up with the $$$ for a new PSU i installed Fedora 10 on an old Dell GX270.

Now, ive got 3 video cards to play with. An Nvidia Geforce4MX, an ancient matrox PCI, and the onboard intel VGA out.

Mind you, ALL of these cards work just fine on their own. All of these will work dual and even tripple monitors in XP. But i hate XP.

Now when following th xinerama tutorial, i took bits and peices from the XORG.conf files of each card to make my own..and ALL I GET on boot is "No Screens Found" so i have to remove matrox card (If plugged in) and reconfigure the X server. otherwise if i dont remove the card i get a blank screen.

Now heres the config Fedora gave me for the working NVidia card (singlehead mind you)

Code:

Now heres the one i came up with for the AGP and Matrox PCI Card:

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Whats interesting is, is when i run the grep command to get the PCI id, it only shows the one card. Same when i run system-config-display, it will only detect one card/one monitor. So that leads me to beleive i have to force Fedora SOMEWHERE before it reads Xorg to detect more than one VGA card.

So right now as i type, i'm running the Nvidia, and the Intel...but the intel is just blank. i checked the log file on Xorg, but see NO intel/Matrox anywhere in the file, which makes me wonder if the system is even seeing it.

I do NOT want to go back to windows...and actually when i get my mac back, i think i'll keep this linux machien chugging on the 2nd LCD channels, just because its been so pleasant to deal with.

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