This may be complicated... can't find anything on gargle or forums that could cure the issue. Using from ports, nvidia-driver-173, which seems to the recommended one. The card has both vga and dvi outputs. I am using an LG Flatron W2361v flat panel for the primary monitor at 1920 x 1080 and an Hitachi SuperScan Elite 812(CRT) at 1600x 1200 (or something like that). I tried using LG on DVI and the Hitachi on d-sub (VGA) and that didn't swing too well. I can use the LG alone and connect to both DVI and d-Sub and switch between, using just the one monitor. Using 2 monitors is no problem on Winders. To try for compatibility and avoid conflicts (?) I use a VGA to DVI adapter for the Hitachi and branch the LG to the d-sub. I do believe that it should be possible to set up the system to work on a virtual screen covering the two screens, but I have only been able to have the two screens run only without Xorg. The driver is nvidia (not nv); xrandr(version 1.3??) only picks up one monitor, the primary LG. I'm wondering if this is a problem of incompatibility of monitors (led & crt) or should I try one of the other drivers, the 71 or the 195? I've even tried the nvidia-xconfig, the nvidia-settings and all the other options for positioning the screens, the double head options, etc. etc. etc. I get the feeling that MSI has not bothered with the unix end of their drivers or else there is something I am missing. Why is xrandr not picking up the second monitor? Or should I try the LG on DVI and the Hitachi on d-Sub? I could post my xorg.conf files but since xrandr does not sense the 2nd monitor (screen) and neither does nvidia-settings, I don't see the point. And nvidia-xconfig doesn't even find the config file. Of course, maybe the nvidia-settings and nvidia-sconfig can't deal with the nvidia-driver 173 since they are version 195something. Thanks for any insights.