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I had a nvidia gtx 210 (pci-e 16x) running with 2 monitors, official nvidia drivers and gnome-shell. After that, i wanted to add a third monitor, so i added a second nvidia gtx 210 (pci-e 1x) to my pc and configured the third screen with the nvidia-settings.

It is configured as a separate xscreen, while the other graphic card has its two monitors in twin view mode.

Well, it starts with that configuration, loads the wallpapers, but no gnome-shell. I can start with gnome classic, and it works well with 3 screens, but not with gnome3. The only thing that i see when starting with gnome3 are wallpapers on each screen, but no panels, no menu, no nothing (super key starts no shell) at any of the monitors. Looks like gnome3 can't start anymore.

Is it currently even possible to run gnome-shell with a dual graphic card and tripple monitor setup? I'm asking because im starting to lose my faith..

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closed as too localized by Ringtail, bodhi.zazen, jrg Apr 5 '12 at 13:21

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I have the same issue, if you have found a solution! –  RageZ Dec 13 '11 at 13:09
OP are you still looking for an answer? If so, you may need to repost your question as this is flagged for closure. Regards, –  Ringtail Mar 26 '12 at 19:14
This question appears to be abandoned, if you are experiencing a similar issue please ask a new question with details pertaining to your problem. If you feel this question is not abandoned, please flag the question explaining that. I am flagging this for closure. Regards, –  Ringtail Apr 1 '12 at 17:12