[ubuntu-uk] setting up dual screen with a dual head graphics card

Paul Mellors paul at paulmellors.net
Wed Mar 5 20:23:25 GMT 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-05 at 19:43 +0000, Farran wrote:
> Hi all, especially Rob cos I saw he mentioned this...
> how do I get my nVidia GT8600 to do dual screen? There's a DVI port
> and a VGA port, but only one of them will give an image at a time when
> two monitors are plugged in - the DVI. Why is this? The screen setup
> doesn't detect the second screen.
> As far as I know, i have not installed twinview or anything else
> manually: don't know if it comes pre-installed...
> Thanks in advance if anyone can help :D
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> Farran Lee
> I'm only 15 :-P
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You need to run nvidia-settings from the console.  you can configure
everything from there.

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