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This test case tests whether multiple displays work successfully with the Nouveau driver. You will need at least two monitors connected to your NVIDIA video adapter to perform this test.

How to test

  1. Ensure the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf does not exist, or is a valid file that uses the nouveau driver. If you are using the live image, ignore this step
  2. Connect as many displays as you can to the available ports on your display adapter
  3. Shut your system down entirely, then start it up again
  4. Login to the desktop. From a terminal application run the command xrandr. Take a copy of the results
  5. Run the GNOME display configuration tool, . Verify that it correctly shows each of the connected displays (monitors). Test re-arranging, enabling, disabling and configuring displays

Expected Results

  1. When booting with multiple monitors, the graphical environment starts correctly and,
    • for Fedora 12 and newer, the desktop is spanned across all connected displays
    • for Fedora 11 and older, the desktop is mirrored (e.g. same output) on all connected displays
  2. xrandr should report each connected display and the correct available modes on each
  3. gnome-display-properties should show each connected display (monitor)
  4. gnome-display-properties should allow you to arrange the displays in any configuration, enable and disable displays, and change each display's settings; these changes should work and be reflected in what each display actually shows