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Thread: How to get Ubuntu to recognized 2nd video card

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    How to get Ubuntu to recognized 2nd video card

    So I setup a 2nd video card. I'm currently running a GeForce GTX 460 and added this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to run a 3rd monitor on. I've booted up my Ubuntu and it doesn't seem to be detecting the additional video card.


    It is successfully detected in Windows.


    Is there something I need/can do to get Ubuntu to detect it?

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    Re: How to get Ubuntu to recognized 2nd video card

    Is there a place where I can go to verify that Ubuntu recognizes that I have 2 video cards connected to my motherboard?

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    Re: How to get Ubuntu to recognized 2nd video card

    What's the output of...
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    lspci | grep VGA
    Which graphics driver are you using? The default Ubuntu open source driver or have you installed the closed source Nvidia driver from 'Additional Drivers'.
    Cheesemill

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    Re: How to get Ubuntu to recognized 2nd video card

    Code:
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] (rev a1)
    02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 8400 GS] (rev a2)
    I'm using the "NVIDIA xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library from nvidia-current (proprietary, tested)" from "Additional Drivers"

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    Re: How to get Ubuntu to recognized 2nd video card

    There's slightly more detail here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/27288...vidia-settings

    I discovered that if I go to command line and type nvidia-settings it'll load the driver settings dialog.

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    Re: How to get Ubuntu to recognized 2nd video card

    To get your video cards detected, go to command line and type nvidia-settings to load the below dialog


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