HOW TO: Dual Monitors Hardy Heron 64-bit nVidia NV44 [Quadro NVS 285]

Posted by Quinn Madson | Posted in , , , | Posted on 10:28 AM

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System>>Administration>>Hardware Drivers

Check "Enabled" for: NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver

After you hit "OK" a bunch of times a few drivers will be installed and you will be told to reboot.

After reboot, I still only had one screen come up. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf (back it up first) to look like this:

# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen" 0 0
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "NoLogo" "False"
Option "RenderAccel" "True"
Option "TwinView"
Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024 1280x1024"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "nvidia-auto-select"
EndSubSection
EndSection

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