nVidia hijacks xorg.conf, dual-head not possible?

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I have been struggling for months to get my Fedora 11 machine Linux ... #1 SMP Tue Nov 3 23:41:33 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux to show me two screens. I started with an onboard 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01) and added a PCI 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400 GS (rev a1) The monitor connected to the onboard Intel adapter shows the early boot-up stuff (BIOS plus GRUB plus Linux booting), but when the X server starts, I view the GUI (login plus clients like the Firefox I'm using to write this) on the monitor connected to the nVidia card. Both monitors are connected using VGA cables. When the GUI starts, data ceases going to the "Intel" monitor, until I invoke something like Ctrl-Alt-F2: then I get a virtual terminal login screen (e.g. tty2) on the "Intel" screen, but then the "nVidia" monitor simultaneously goes black. This either/or situation is not my idea of dual-screen! I have read Chris Tyler's "X Power Tools" to help me create my xorg.conf file and can report that my Xorg.0.log is quite clean with no (EE) lines, and only a few (WW) lines dealing with "AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled." nVidia seems to have hijacked the configuration such that other than hardware discovery of the adapters, Intel is not mentioned at all in Xorg.0.log. Furthermore nvidia intrudes into the section of xorg.conf intended for the Intel device section and says: (WW) NVIDIA(0): Option "AccelMethod" is not used Where am I going wrong? Attached Files xorg.conf (4.3 KB) (HowTos)