Second video card not detected?

Brian Parish brian at
Sun Feb 6 06:08:15 UTC 2005

On Sunday 06 February 2005 14:36, Robert L Cochran wrote:
> 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.
> >
> >TIA
> >Brian
> 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.
> Bob Cochran

Hi Bob,

What you are referring to is another way of running system-config-display.  As 
noted, this only sees one card, so is not much use for setting up two.

thanks anyway

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