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Old 06-26-09, 06:13 AM   #1
Teuchter
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Default Dual-heading monitors under Opensuse

Hi there,

I'm a relative newbie to Linux; I run Opensuse 10 on a HP D330 processor. I'm looking to add a second monitor to increase desktop space; I need to be able to drag/drop between monitors, and would appreciate some advice on how to set this up. I'm not into gaming or 3d - so my requirements are pretty basic.

Several questions occur having searched the internet:

Could anyone recommend a suitable dual-headed NVidia card; how do I check that it is compatible with my machine/motherboard (about 5 years old) ? Presumably the card fits in the pci slot ? Do I need PCI-e support - and how do I check whether I have it ?

How easy is it to configure the software ?

Finally, I use the setup to access a remote system via ssh and port the display back to my machine. Should this make any difference to whether dual-heading will work ?

Many thanks in advance for any assistance.

Cheers,
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Old 06-26-09, 07:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: Dual-heading monitors under Opensuse

OpenSuse 10 is probably modern enough so that whatever nvidia driver you have included in the distro is capable of setting up a dual monitor.

All modern nvidia card you may get your hands on will probably be enough for that task, but, yes, they will need a PCI-express slot, or at least an Agp slot for the oldest/lower end.
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