Archive for December, 2010

Nvidia Quad Video Ubuntu 10.10

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

So today I went through hell and back configuring my quad video for ubuntu. Currently I’m running dual Nvidia Quadro FX 380 dual-head video cards on Ubuntu 10.10 32bit.

Steps I tried before finding the answer:
1) Remove and Reinstall Driver
2) Remove and Reinstall Second GPU
3) Downloaded Nvidia Experimental Drivers
4) Deleted and Recreated xorg.conf over and over

** Then I checked my error log, and noticed this message:
Failed to Load PCI 2:0:0 Nvidia GPU

I’ve come to find out it’s a limitation with the 32 bit version of linux, not allocating enough resources to start the second GPU.

Opened up /etc/default/grub and added