Adding a second monitor
- From: "Kevin O'Gorman" <kogorman@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:06:25 -0700
I've got used to using 2 monitors from using my laptop and large
screen to support my lectures. It's gotten so that I like it so much
that I use a regular monitor with it at home, and prefer working on it
over using my (much more capable) desktop.
This is silly. I've retired, and don't really need a laptop any more.
I should just add one or two extra monitors to my desktop, but I
tried and it failed miserably.
1) the existing board had several connectors, so I tried using two of
them. No joy, only one would be recognized.
2) I tried a card that had been donated to a charity I work for (with
permission from the manager). When I tried just putting it in without
an attached monitor, X would not even start. I was in a rush, and did
not try it with a monitor. It's quite possible the card is broken
3) I realized I'm in slightly over my head.
So, given that I have a large PCI-E slot and a regular PCI-X slot
empty, I'm wondering...
1) Should I expect X to manage 2 cards, and if so what should I do
besides just plugging them in?
2) Could the problem have been missing drivers for the added card, and
if so how should I go about finding them?
I tried this on 11.04, but plan to go to 12.04 soon.
Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
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