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Old 04-18-2004, 03:22 PM   #1
lrt2003
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Nvidia dual monitors seperate X screens on one ghx card troubles


Hello there!!

I'm trying to set up 2 seperate X screens on my Geforce 2 MX 32mb graphics card - using nvidia driver - readme: ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li....0-5336/README - APPENDIX R is what I'm trying to do...

both monitors work correctly, I tested them invidually...

the bus ID should be right - /sbin/lspci gave 1:00.0

currently I am using the config (below).. but my right monitor (switched on) is just blank...

On Fedora Core 1 (updated) - using GNOME

I was hoping one of you guys could point out where I went wrong...

here's my XF86Config (sorry it's a long scroll):

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0"
Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

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

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 "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "IBM 6332 E74"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 69.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

# Second Monitor (HP)

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "HP Pavilion D5258A M50"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 31.5 - 50
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection


Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
Option "NoLogo" "1"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
# Twinview Options
# Option "TwinView" "1"
# Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "31.5-50"
# Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50.0-120.0"
# Option "MetaModes" "1024x786,1024x786; 800x600,800x600"
# Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "nvidia1"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
Option "NoLogo" "1"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"

EndSection

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

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection





thanks!!

ps. the twinview options are fecked, just ignore those... the second monitor works standalone as a single monitor under current settings..

Last edited by lrt2003; 04-18-2004 at 03:31 PM.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 04:31 AM   #2
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Me again!

It doesn't say in the nVidia readme, but you have to either start X with:
# startx -- +xinerama

or add the following to your XF86Config file:
Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "true"
EndSection

Dave
 
Old 04-19-2004, 09:18 AM   #3
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Hi.. thanks for sticking with me for a bit

however, I tried both the things you suggested.. and still nothing!
I tried from console with the -- +xinerama
I added that last option after that didn't work, and tried startx.... and here I am, on one screen.. I tried even bumping the resolution of the other one down too.. nothing!
 
Old 04-19-2004, 09:23 AM   #4
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You've got Driver "nvidia1" in the Videocard1 device stanza - that should just be "nvidia"
 
Old 04-20-2004, 02:57 AM   #5
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Excellent.. I overlooked that...

now though, I can move the cursor on the right hand of the screen, and it disappears (apparently to the other monitor).. but I can't see it! the other monitor is just blank.. again.. I'm trying out different horiz sync and vertrefresh options, etc now..
 
  


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