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vanluongo
November 30th, 2008, 04:17 AM
Hi I recently installed Ubuntu but i am having some problems.

I'm trying to use dual monitors with my two video cards but it does not work. I can only get 1 monitor and video card to work.

I have an ATI Radeon 9600XT working with my Dell 21' monitor.
The one that does not work is ATI 9250 on Dell 15' monitor.

Pascal11110
November 30th, 2008, 04:22 AM
Have you got that work before? Because unless you have those SLI'd you usually can't get two video cards to work at the same time in one computer, and since those cards aren't identicle I don't think you can SLI them. And don't those video cards have dual heads on them? So that the video card that is working you can hook to monitors up to it? If you reply soem answers to me I can help you more.

linuxguymarshall
November 30th, 2008, 04:40 AM
I have intel integrated and a dedicated NVIDIA that I dual monitor with. Unfortunately I have found that only KDE has easy ways to do this. Otherwise go play with x

vanluongo
December 2nd, 2008, 02:33 AM
Sorry but I'm new to this so bleh. What is x and how do i use it?

blaze41
December 5th, 2008, 03:36 AM
I would also like to know how to use a integrated video card along with another to use dual monitors. i have searched on to do so... but still have not found out how