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Old 10-06-04, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Dual monitors and TV out? GeForce FX5600 XT...

I'm running kernel 2.4.26 under Slackware 10 with the latest nVIDIA drivers. I have a GeForce FX5600 XT with VGA out, DVI out and TV out via S-VIDEO. Currently, I have one CRT monitor, which occupies the VGA out, and one television, which occupies the TV out. I have my xorg.conf (I'm running X11 6.7) setup so that my CRT is X display :0.0 and my TV is X display :0.1. This means they're nearly independent of each other. I can move my mouse from one to the other, however, I cannot drag applications over, and the two can run applications and such without bothering the other; e.g. playing a SNES rom on the CRT while watching a DiVX video using mplayer on the TV.

I purchased a DVI->VGA adapter on eBay a few days ago and am still waiting its arrive. My question is as follows; can X be configured to use dual monitors sharing one desktop and a separate display on the TV, or does the DVI override the TV?

Thank you all in advance

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Old 10-07-04, 03:04 AM   #2
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Your card can only output to two devices at the same time. Even if you want the same image on two of the monitors and a different one on the third one it won't work.
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Default Re: Dual monitors and TV out? GeForce FX5600 XT...

That's what I thought

As a result, I bought an old card from a friend for TV out purposes so my dual 17" LCDs will be unaffected

Thanks for the input.
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Just wondering why the hell you have to purchase a DVI->VGA adapter !
Who's the manufacturer of the card ?
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Default Re: Dual monitors and TV out? GeForce FX5600 XT...

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Just wondering why the hell you have to purchase a DVI->VGA adapter !
Who's the manufacturer of the card ?
Yeah... I've recieved that question from quite a few people. I bought my card straight from nVIDIA The adapter was only $.50, so I wasn't put out too much.
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