[ubuntu-za] Using Ubuntu Natty Narwhal with 2 screens

G Christie gcchristie at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 12:17:40 UTC 2011


Hi Nico

I can confirm that Ubuntu can definitely support 2 or monitors with the
Nvidia display cards.
I have 2 systems on Maverick and Natty with Nvidia FX7600 and 8600 cards
with 2 screens each running perfectly
The easiest is to do as Raoul said and install nvidia-current from the
official Ubuntu repositories.

Next best option is down load the correct proprietary binary drive from the
Nvidia site
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
You would need the latest legacy driver because the 5700 is not supported
with the latest x86 driver (GForce 6 and later).
Download the "Latest Legacy GPU version (173.14.xx series)" version (Current
is 173.14.31) which does support the FX5700.
It is a binary .run file. Make it executable with chmod ug+x and the run it
after stopping your xserver.

Regards
G
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