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    Dual screen with 12.04 and 7600GT

    I'm trying to setup my two monitors to work with my GeForce 7600GT card and Ubuntu 12.04.

    Here's my progress so far:
    1. Enabled the v173 driver
    2. Rebooted and got desktop effects, so it works
    3. sudo nvidia-xconfig for a clean xorg.conf
    4. Reboot, everything still working on one screen


    When I run sudo nvidia-settings, I see the following configuration:
    nvidia1.png

    Is it right that the two screens are disabled? Anyway, in an attempt to get a dual screen configuration, I try to set them both to 'Separate X screen'. Then I save the configuration and reboot.

    After the reboot, all desktop effects are gone, and all I got is everything duplicated on the second screen. I also get a compiz crash message. Sometimes even my network connectivity is gone.

    When running sudo nvidia-settings, I get an (apparently known) error message: 'You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.'

    When I remove the 173 driver, I can reproduce all this from step 1.

    What am I doing wrong?
    Last edited by the music man; September 18th, 2012 at 04:34 PM. Reason: attached screenshot

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