Post install dual-head nouveau setup?

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Mon May 17 09:44:05 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-05-17 at 04:02 -0400, Chris Kloiber wrote:
> I did remove the xorg.conf as well as all the nvidia packages from 
> rpmfusion and the nomodeset and rdblacklist=nouveau from the grub.conf. 
> I then rebooted and the primary head only came back up, but at a very 
> low resolution, and using vesa. I then ran system-config-display and was 
> unable to do much more than bring the primary head up to about 1024x768 
> (or was it 1280x1024?) using the nouveau driver. I could not activate 
> the second head at all.
> You mentioned xrandr... Last I knew it didn't do much. It must be the 
> missing link. If it's required to configure the display it needs to be 
> integrated with system-config-display though.

s-c-d is mostly deprecated (we really ought to get around to removing
it). In GNOME, use gnome-display-properties. In KDE, use krandrtray. If
the displays don't both come up at the right resolution by default,
though, then either that's a driver bug you should report, or you still
have a buglet in your configuration somewhere. The native drivers should
always bring up all connected displays at their native resolutions on
boot unless configured otherwise, that's the intended behaviour.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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