Software :: Monitor Hooked Up To The Second Video Card Is Not Recognized?
Jan 5, 2010
I have three monitors. Two are hooked up to an ATI card and the third to an nVidia 6800 card. This third monitor is not being recognized. I tried installing nVidia's official Linux drivers but received an error that no compatible device is present. Going into System > Preferences > Display shows only my first two monitors. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 x64.
I actually do have a GeForce4 MX 460 in this pc. I have a 7950gt in a different pc. Oops. I guess the MX 460 cant do 1600x1200 on the dvi output but somehow it can do it on the vga output? I guess I could just use a vga connection instead of the dvi connection.
The problem I'm having is that my LCD monitor (acer AL2021) can't be used at it's native resolution of 1600x1200. This is probably because my GeForce 7950gt graphics card is not being recognized. Xorg seems to think my card is a GeForce4 M 460. (It's not, really!) I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
Here's what I've been doing for the last few hours:
First, my set-up -Intel i5 quad-core CPU 16GB RAM.Two Radeon HD5450 video cards, each with two monitors.Multi-boot - Windows7, Ubuntu 10.04.2 and Ububtu 10.04.2(not a typo, the second instance is for experiments)Both the 10.04's have the proprietary ATI video drivers.
On the first set-up, everything works beautifully.All four monitors are alive, and configured with Xinerama as a single large desktop.In the second Ubuntu 10.04 set-up, I have two problems -The second video card is not recognized -it shows up as an unrecognized card.Of the two monitors connected to it, only one is detected, with a resolution of 640x480, not the 1920x1080 the first set-up sees.When I try and switch to the virtual terminal - ctl-alt-F1, I get a blank screen.The terminal is alive and well - I can log in, and enter commands which are executed. For example, when I enter 'ls -l > dir.txt', I see a 'dir.txt' file in my home folder; nothing shows on the screen.how I got the first set up to work!I have tried copying the xorg.conf from the first (working) set-up to the second, but still no joy.The Grub GFXMODE and GFXPAYLOAD are common to both the set-ups, so that can't be the difference.
I installed a new copy of F13 this morning on my fairly new laptop.32 Bit Intel, 3GB Memory 120GB HDD. The problem I've got is that my Monitor/Graphics card is not getting detected and as a result I'm getting a horrible Resolution/Refresh rate. When I run
lspci | grep VGA
I get this 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10). how I can get my monitor/graphics recognized to work in the Full Resolution.
I hooked up my laptop via monitor cable to the L.C.D. T.V. and ran a patch I found on Ubuntu forums because it wasn't showing up on the T.V. After that it asked me what screen resolution I wanted I entered it and then the screen worked! However, now when I play movies on either the T.V as a monitor or just on the laptop itself it comes out with bad video quality now. It sucks because that was the purpose of hooking up my T.V. as the monitor was to watch movies and videos I have downloaded.
In System Monitor, under the "System" tab, my Processor and RAM is listed (including specs for each of these), but my Intel graphics card (4500) is not listed at all? I am experiencing some periodic screen flicker - could it be that the video card is not detected? Screencap of my system monitor [URL]
So after I installed the ATI Radeon 3400 series video card in my machine, the Xserver cant start! after it loads, it takes me to the init 3. When I tried startx, the screens either go blank or doesnt let me.
I tried to install everything following this website: [url]
I wanted dual monitors but now I cant even get one. The xwindows doesnt appear.
Things I tried: 1. Deleted the xorg.conf and reconfigured (didnt work). 2. sax2 -r -m 0=versa (didnt work) 3. reconfigured the ATI radeon driver from init 3 (didnt work) 4. copy and paste the oold version of xorg.conf (didnt work) 5. tried to run set apt or dpkg-reconfigure command (commands not found) 6. tried xconfig and prompt the best I coudl (didnt work). 7. aticonfig commands (As shown in website) (also didnt work)
I have the live CD to run it from there but I dont know what to do once I get to the terminal.
Is there any way I can revert to previous configuration since the ATI driver gives me some problems? Like a restore function in windows?
How or what files I should change for the X-server to run properly (is there any other file than xorg.conf?....)
The monitors I have: 2009W Dell Monitor 1398 Dell Monitor (I wan to get the dual exntended monitor but it seems to gave me only the mirror image, thats why I tried to reconfigure the video card)
VideoCard: ATI HD Radeon Mobile 3400 Series
Computer: Dell Optiplex 680 (i believe) with SUSE 11.26 and x86_64 bit
openSUSE 11.2 (i586) VERSION = 11.2 on an IBM x3250
Problem is that after the screen comes up to chose the default version or failsafe, my monitor shows no input. If I delete the VGA 0x031 (i think that's the number) on the Options line in the screen where you chose the version, I get my command line interface.
setup the correct mode for my laptop-video card-monitor
Video card - ATI mobility Radeon X1600 External Monitor - Belinea b.display 2 22"
Right now the external monitor is working, but sometimes it goes black for 2-3 seconds and then works again. This happens sometimes 5 times in a row, sometimes once, sometimes none. Other issue, when I install any new kernel it doesn't work. I get weird picture on monitor.
I have repeatedly installed CentOS 5.5 64-bit on a Dell T3500 with an nVidia Quadro FX 580, in an attempt to get dual monitor support to work to no avail. Everything works fine when just one monitor is plugged in and I do not try to enable or plug in a second monitor. I have installed the Dell DKMS, and the Dell recommended drivers (from Dell site) on one installation, I installed the nVidia drivers (from nVidia site) on another, and have tried with what CentOS loads by default on another. The results are the same every time: When I reboot as directed I get a black screen. I can recover by hard shutdown and unplugging one of the monitors, but that doesn't solve my problem. Has anyone had a similar experience, or have any helpful guidance? I am not very Linux savvy. This is for multiple machines in a corporate environment.
Information for general problems.
== BEGIN uname -rmi == 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5 x86_64 x86_64 == END uname -rmi == == BEGIN rpm -q centos-release == centos-release-5-5.el5.centos == END rpm -q centos-release ==
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This is the same xorg.conf that I used successfully in openSUSE 11.2. I tried a new automatically generated xorg.conf using nvidia-settings and it had the same problem. This forum won't let me upload the relevant files, but here: [URL] is a tar-ball with my xorg.conf, Xorg.*.log, /var/log/messages, and the NVidia debugging output.
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The creators of MPlayer are aware of this limitation, and suggest adding the following line to my XF86Config file: Option "OverlayMem" "829440"
As I understand it, this is supposed to extend the video card's frame buffer into system memory, thus allowing the higher resolution video to play. However, it doesn't work, based on this output from my XFree86 log file: cannot reserve 829440 bytes for overlay...
Some other suspicious-looking lines from the log file:
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Quote: Boot into recovery mode, then choose root, for a command prompt and enter Code: dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
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