Re: nvidia 8800gts dual card, triple monitor issue
OK - I've not fixed it to my liking, but it's now working automatically as one would expect.
Basically after trying to get the nvidia module loaded at boot up, I added to the /etc/modules file and noted the existence of a file in /etc/modprobe.d/ (nvidia-common-...something or other) - so rebooted after a modprobe nvidia and depmod -a in the expectation that this would work cleanly. Unfortunately it made no difference, so it is likely the file in modprobe.d isn't correct.
To get it working now (so every reboot doesn't annoy the hell out of me!) I simply added a script in /etc/init.d/ that does a direct "modprobe -i nvidia", which 'fixes' the issue in as much as it will automatically load X correctly first time. However I don't feel this is the best way to do this - can someone point me in the right direction on this - I thought I was on the right track with the modprobe.d scripts, but as it didn't work, I could do with some guidance. (n.b. I'm using ubuntu ff)