[CentOS] dual external monitors via an NVIDIA laptop?

Nataraj incoming-centos at rjl.com
Fri Oct 22 17:34:21 EDT 2010


Kevin Kempter wrote:
> Hi All;
>
> I have a Dell M6400 with an NVIDIA Quadr FX 3700M card. Is there any way 
> for me to setup 2 external monitors as opposed to one external monitor 
> and the laptop screen?
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> Thanks in advance
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I know that it has been done with the M6500.  I think it's dependant on 
the graphics card and I'm pretty sure the FX 3700M will handle it.  Some 
people seem to say that it works only with the high end docking station 
which has multple ports on it.  Others have gotten it working with the 
right cables plugged directly into the laptop.  All of the things I've 
read about this were users running Ubuntu or Debian distributions, so, I 
don't know that anyone has done it on CentOS.  I would goggle for 
something like M6500  Ubuntu Dual monitors(or try M6400).

Whether you can do this or not is dependant on weather the graphics card 
supports multiple displays.  Macbook Pro's do NOT.

Nataraj



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