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Old 08-24-04, 01:54 PM   #2
anthonymrlz
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Default Re: Multi-Head portrait - use multiple cards ?

This is probably too late but ...
Yes, you can setup mutiple AGP:PCI cards to work under one X session
The key is to have two Screen Sections, two Device Sections and two Monitor Sections with a ServerLayout Section as follows:

Section "Server Layout"
Identifier "MultiCard MultiMonitor Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0"
Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
...
EndSection


Each Device Section should have a BusID that idenifies the card on the PCI bus and Screen number that links it to the Screens in ServerLlayout
For example , if you have an AGP card and a PCI card in the PCI slot right below and you want the PCI card to be RightOf the AGP card you would have the following device sections:

Section "Device"
Identifer "Nvidia0"
Driver "nv"
...
BusID "PCI:1:0:0" #AGP card
Option "Rotate" "CW" #or "CCW"
Screen 0
EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "Nvidia1"
Driver "nv"
...
BusID "PCI:2:0:0" #PCI card
Option "Rotate" "CW" #or "CCW"
Screen 1
EndSection


I hope this helps you out. For further reading see man xorg.conf or man xfree86.conf

Good Luck

Last edited by anthonymrlz; 08-24-04 at 01:58 PM. Reason: Typos
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