[Techtalk] Slackware X and an MX440 w/ dual head videocard

Jennifer Davis davi0302 at algonquinc.on.ca
Thu Oct 9 18:25:10 EST 2003

Well, I managed to solve the problem.  A search on google for Xinerama led
me to a post on a blog which led me to the nVidia website and another
post-response on google groups.

It required using the nVidia Linux driver and a modified X configuration.

I would be glad to share my xf86config file should anyone need the

Thanks Hamster for the push in right direction....

Jennifer S. Davis
Computer Programming, 1st year
Algonquin College
davi0302 at algonquinc.on.ca

On Thu, 9 Oct 2003, Hamster wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Oct 2003 22:57:53 -0400 (EDT)
> Jennifer Davis <davi0302 at algonquinc.on.ca> wrote:
> > I was wondering if there are any tricks out there to make my dual
> > headed MX440 work with X?  I have a Slackware 9.1 installation with the
> > default version of X on it.  I think it's 4.3???  I know the hardware is
> > good as I have tested it with a different OS.  The other peripherals are
> > pretty straight-forward.  I have a PS/2 Logitech scroll mouse and an IBM
> > Model M keyboard (with a AT/XT to PS/2 adapter) in a US English layout.
> For dual head systems to work, X needs to be compiled with Xinerama support.
> I'm afraid I know nothing about slackware, so I have no idea what the deal
> is with Xinerama and X with that particular distro.
> Hamster
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