Second video card not detected?
Robert L Cochran
cochranb at speakeasy.net
Sun Feb 6 03:36:09 UTC 2005
Brian Parish wrote:
>Just loaded Core 3 and all seems fairly smooth except for setting up dual
>monitors. I have an PCI and a AGP card installed, but it looks very much
>like the AGP card is not being detected.
>Tried booting a live CD and it found both cards, but system-config-display
>sees only one card. Tried manually setting up xorg.conf using the bus ID
>detected using the live CD, but of course this is ignored because the card
>doesn't exist as far as the current system is concerned.
>Is there a utility I can use to scan the bus and attempt to force recognition
>of the second card? Any suggestions welcome.
The Applications --> System Settings --> Display will launch a "Display
Settings" applet that has a "Dual Head" tab that will let you set up a
second video card. I've never done this myself in Linux. I use 2
monitors at my office under Windows XP, it greatly improves my productivity.
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