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Jonny190
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I am using 2 512Mb 9600GT's they have 4 dvi outputs between them, i need help configuring Xorg.conf

my current xorg.conf is

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder63)  Fri Aug 14 17:54:58 PDT 2009

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    BusID	   "PCI:8:0:0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Thanks :mellow:

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I am using 2 512Mb 9600GT's they have 4 dvi outputs between them, i need help configuring Xorg.conf

my current xorg.conf is

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder63)  Fri Aug 14 17:54:58 PDT 2009

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    BusID	   "PCI:8:0:0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Thanks :mellow:

Whats up Jonny190,

I have been in the same boat as you when trying to set up triple screen's (attemping with dual 9800 gtx cards). From my trial and error, the easiesty way way is to purchase an "eyeinfinity" ATI capable graphics card. Another option I tried but took forever and didnt work all that well was to purchase "triple head to go". Save yourself some time and purchase the graphics card because the set up with the triple head is a pain in the A$$ and it's more expensive than buying one ATI card. Hope this helps, K-9

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Post 4

Easiest way to configure is to :

Code:

nvidia-xconfig

Or

Code:

gksu nvidia-settigns

Save your changes and re-start X

You *may* need to sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings

This should give you something similar to windows multi monitor setup. Assuming you have the drivers installed and just need the setup configured. I used that when I setup my laptop do VGA out on BT4. I used this post though:

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/dual-monitors-with-nvidia.html

Other commands to try:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

gksudo nvidia-settings

xfix

And why purchase more cards? It's linux dude, you can do anything... It just takes a little work and understanding.

Edited by Mr-Protocol
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I have a 6 headed workstation that I originally tried to use ubuntu for. The computer has 3 9500's, one thing I noticed with linux is it's near impossible to get screens from multiple video cards to work in a single x session. I had to do a completely seperate x session for each video card - so it was like have 3 pairs of 2 monitors instead of 6 working as one big one. I don't remember the specifics, but I ended up giving up and now its a 6 headed windows work station, as 7 got them all to work seamlessly together as one big monitor on the first boot before I even installed the nvidia drivers.

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