Anyone got three monitors working?

Pete Travis lists at
Tue Nov 29 20:32:45 UTC 2011

On Nov 29, 2011 12:47 PM, "DJ Delorie" <dj at> wrote:
> Thomas Cameron <thomas.cameron at> writes:
> >
> >
> > Support for 4 monitors from one card. Pricey, though.  :-(
> Note: this card has two GPUs.  This probably means two X drivers, which
> means Xinerama.
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I have three or four displays attached to two different nvidia GPUs.  I
have noticed that a nouveau driven setup handles window management much
more sanely, and provides adequate 3D support for my purposes. The easiest
way I've found to configure is by creating an xorg.conf with
nvidia-settings, then adjusting manually or replacing with open drivers as

However, if you're looking at gnome for this setup, you'll want one of the
cards that support more than two displays, like the matrox or ati ones
mentioned above, because mutter, gnome's new window manager/compositor,
doesn't play nice with multiple X screens.
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