[Techtalk] Live CD distros and Dual Monitors

Bethany Seeger seeger at prosensing.com
Tue Sep 22 14:19:32 UTC 2009

Hi Shari,

I have limited knowledge of this, but I do use Debian with a dual 
monitor config.  Given that  it sounds like Windows worked in dual 
monitor mode, I'll assume your hardware supports it.

I'd be happy to send you my xorg.conf file for reference if you think 
that would be helpful.


sidd darko wrote:
> Hi all.
> I've made the switch recently from Windows to Linux at work (Fedora 11). 
>   The one thing I miss in a large way is support for my dual monitor 
> setup.  I've gone through countless xorg.conf files and googled ad 
> infinitum and, for whatever reason, the Fedora drivers don't support my 
> setup.  I have one VGA and one DVI and I can never get output from the 
> DVI.  Both monitors have DVI inputs and neither of those work.
> My question is, if I use a Live CD, will I know if the distro will 
> support my setup without having to install the whole thing?  I'd really 
> like to know if it will work before I switch.   Also, any insight as to 
> why this might be working or prior experience is appreciated.
> Thanks !
> --Shari
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