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Old 11-05-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
Tom "Techno" Earl
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FC5 nVidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache with a Dual Head, can anyone help?


Hey,

I am running FC5 in my box, I have an nVidia GeForce TurboCache 6200 graphics card. And I want to run a Dual Monitor system.

Can anyone help me?

I have plugged both monitors in, after configuring it to use Dual-Head, then rebboted the system, now the X-Server refuses to start when both monitors are plugged in. If I unplug the second one, the first one works, but not together!

Also, if I try plugging the second monitor in whilst the system is running, the first says that the frequency is out of range, then turns off and the second one just doesn't display anything.

Can anyone help me?!?

The contents of my xorg.conf file are as follows:

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Multihead layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" LeftOf "Screen1"
	Screen      1  "Screen1" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	Option	    "Xinerama" "off"
	Option	    "Clone" "on"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, a font server independent of the X server is
# used to render fonts.
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "fbdevhw"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
#
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor 1024x768"
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
	HorizSync    31.5 - 57.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 70.0
	Option	    "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
	Identifier   "Monitor1"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor 1024x768"
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
	HorizSync    31.5 - 57.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 70.0
	Option	    "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "nVidia Corporation GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard1"
	Driver      "vesa"
	VendorName  "Videocard Vendor"
	BoardName   "nVidia Corporation GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)"
	BusID       "PCI:5:0:0"
	Screen      1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen1"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor1"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "800x600"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666
EndSection
Thanks
 
Old 11-06-2006, 09:46 AM   #2
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My 2 cents (probably limited and possibly not correct) but if memory serves, 6200TC cards (I have 4 in use here, 2 AGP, 2 PCIe) cannot really do dual head. I could be wrong, but for some reason I remember seeing problems with that configuration (not linux specific, all OS).

Actually none of my cards even have 2 identical connectors on them. I think you have a choice of DVI OR VGA, not both.
 
Old 11-06-2006, 12:24 PM   #3
Tom "Techno" Earl
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Thanks for the advice,

you are right about the identical ports, I am using an adapter to get the DVI to a VGA.

I do have the Card doing Dual-heads, but only in windows (I've also got my system dual-booting), thatnks for the help though, it may be FC5 Specific.

Thanks once again
 
Old 11-06-2006, 12:30 PM   #4
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I have an nvidia 6200 turbocache that was running in dual head, that was until some updates a couple of months back trashed it, so i cant run dual head on FC5 now.

Have no idea what stopped it working, maybe an x11 update
 
  


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