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Separate X Screens - is this possible with Intel HD Graphics?

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Jan 08, 2016 - 06:53am

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    Please allow me to appologize in advance if this is not the right place to ask this question.  I have tried various Linux forums and have searched the Xorg mailing list archives. I found a post on the latter which stated that it was not possible. The post was several years old and hopefully out of date.


    I have a Dell Inspiron 3050 with Intel HD Graphics. the details are:


    Intel Pentium Processor J2900 (2M Cache, up to 2.67 GHz)

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display (rev 0e) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
            Subsystem: Dell Device 0703
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 91
            Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
            Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
            I/O ports at f080 [size=8]
            Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
            Capabilities: <access denied>
            Kernel driver in use: i915

    $ /sbin/lspci -nn | grep -i vga
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display [8086:0f31] (rev 0e)


    I currently have CentOS 7 installed.  I have setup two monitors attached to Separate X Screens on PCs with discrete video cards from Nvidia and ATI.  In these cases I used the supplied utility which created the correct xorg.conf file. I have not been able to find any such utility for Intel graphics so I guess I will have to do the deed by hand.


    Can anyone tell me if this is possible and perhaps point me in the right direction towards some documentation or resources to enable me to configure my system?





    Jan 08, 2016 - 06:53am