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Old 02-28-07, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default Configure 3 displays on SLES 9 using nvidia Quadro NVS 440

We are trying to setup 3 monitors on an HP xw6400 Workstation running SLES 9 (SP3) using an NVIDIA GPU Quadro NVS 440 graphics card.
For those who are not familiar with the card, it's a single PCIe card with two ports. A VGA adaptor which splits into two VGA outputs is connected on each port on the card, thus one can connect up to 4 monitors in total.

We were able to setup X to use two monitors as separate desktops that are connected to the first port of the Quadro 440 card, but we cannot setup the third monitor connected to the second port of th Quadro 440 card (it remains blank).
We also succeeded to use both monitors connected to the second port (of the Quadro 440), but then the third monitor connected to the first port (of the Quadro 440) remained black. So, it seems that we cannot configure both ports of the graphics card at the same time as you may see from the attached logs.

This is our setup & configuration:

system: HP xw6400 Workstation
operating system: SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (i586), SP3
kernel: 2.6.5-7.244-smp

nvidia driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9746-pkg1.run
(we've also used older versions with no luck)

extract from the /etc/X11/XF86Config file:
(look at the attachment -- we'll provide whole file if requested)

extract from lspci output:
(look at the attachment -- we'll provide whole output if requested)

extract from the /var/log/XFree86.0.0.log
(look at the attachment -- we'll provide whole file if requested)

Any help and suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
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File Type: txt XF86Config.txt (4.1 KB, 144 views)
File Type: txt lspci.txt (1.4 KB, 113 views)
File Type: txt XFree86.0.log.txt (5.6 KB, 131 views)
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