[LGA 1155 motherboards] Multi-Monitor does NOT work when 1 monitor uses Intel GPU and another monitor uses Nvidia GPU -- (Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge iGPU)

Malcolm Turmel malcolm.turmel at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 06:52:18 UTC 2012

Can someone who has one of the motherboards here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155 which supports using Intel's
built-in GPU, and a dedicated GPU card like Nvidia, test?

That is, to see if using multiple video adapters simultaneously works
in Fedora 17? Please.

PS. My specs right now are:

MSI H67MA-E45 (B3) H67 mATX LGA1155 DDR3 PCI-E16 3PCI-E HDMI DVI Audio
GBLAN SATA3 Motherboard

Intel Core i3 2100 Dual Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ
Sandy Bridge 3MB

MSI GeForce GT 520 810MHZ 1024MB 1GB DDR3 PCI-E VGA DVI HDMI HDCP Video Card

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 4:27 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-06-10 at 23:16 -0700, Malcolm Turmel wrote:
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155
> >
> > The above article lists all the LGA 1155 motherboards which "Allows
> > using built-in GPU" also known as Integrated GPU / iGPU. But basically
> > it is talking about the Integrated GPU which comes with the Intel
> > Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge microprocessors. As you can see, (except
> > for the lone exception P67), all motherboards support using iGPU along
> > with a Dedicated GPU card.
> >
> >
> > It basically allows using the Integrated GPU along with a Dedicated
> > GPU like Nvidia or ATI.
> >
> >
> > Using my MSI H67 Motherboard, and Windows 7 was able to successfully
> > make a multi-monitor set up (with Extended mode, so we can get more
> > work done faster):
> > One monitor was connected to the VGA output on the Nvidia GT 520 GPU.
> > The other monitor was connected to the VGA output on the motherboard
> > (Core i3 - integrated graphics).
> >
> > The same multi-monitor setup unfortunately fails in Fedora.
> >
> > http://www.smolts.org/client/show_all/pub_9b118418-5637-4127-9c4b-506fd6bfb436
> >
> > I know some of you will suggest getting a new monitor, or getting a
> > Convertor to convert DVI to VGA or HDMI to VGA.
> > But that's not the point, which is that Fedora is not keeping with the
> > technological improvements.
> Er, using multiple video adapters simultaneously is hardly some kind of
> new technological improvement. It's been possible for years, probably
> decades.
> X actually used to support it somewhat 'better' prior to RandR 1.2 being
> developed. The new randr stuff focused on supporting multiple outputs
> from a single adapter _really well_, and it certainly did/does that, but
> it compromised on multiple adapter support as a trade-in. I'm never
> quite sure what the current status is on putting multiple adapter
> support back in, but I expect ajax or airlied would know. It may well be
> the case that you actually could get it to work and you just need a
> custom config.
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