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

Nico Michael(PtaISP) nick.michael at ptaisp.co.za
Wed Aug 24 16:41:46 UTC 2011

Thanks now that I have Ubuntu working on the FX card with one monitor I will look at geting the binary


On 2011-08-24 14:17, G Christie wrote:
> 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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