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Old 02-17-2007, 02:33 AM   #1
gruelius
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Twinview Vs Xinerama, twinview not detecting borders


Hi everyone,
My Twinview setup spans the whole screen over the two monitors, i would prefer if i could have the bars to each monitor, windows resize + are placed to each monitor and things can be viewed acros (simmilar to windows). I had this auto setup in ubuntu but with gentroo im a bit lost.

My monitors come up as crt's too (they are analouge LCD's), ill dump my Xorg.conf when i get back onto my tux partition

Thanks
Julius
 
Old 02-17-2007, 03:10 AM   #2
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When you compile your window manager you need to use the "xinerama" USE flag. This will compile your window manager with support to be aware of monitor boundaries.

As I understand it, all devices connected to a VGA output will be recognised as CRT and all devices connected to the digital output will be recognised as DFP

The Gentoo wiki is an excellent source of information:
http://gentoo-wiki.com/Twinview_Exam...vidia_1.0-8756
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_nVidia_TwinView#USE_Flags

Last edited by phil.d.g; 02-17-2007 at 03:11 AM.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 05:29 AM   #3
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I emerged with the flags a while back using emerge --update --deep --newuse world

here is my xorg.conf, while we are at it, can someone help me map the buttons on my MX510 with usb to ps2 adaptor? :P

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Layout0"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "MX510" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load "freetype"
	# Load "xtt"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "glx"
	#Load  "dri"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "xtrap"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "speedo"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier "MX510"
	Driver "mouse"
	Option "Name" "Logitech MX510"
	Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option "Buttons" "10"
	Option "ZAxisMapping" "9 10"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard"
	Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
	HorizSync    31.5 - 64.3
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 70.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor1"
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
	HorizSync    31.5 - 64.3
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 70.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Card0"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
    BoardName   "geForce FX5200"
    Screen      0
#other options I recommend:
    Option     "RenderAccel"
    Option     "HWcursor"
    Option     "CursorShadow"
    Option     "CursorShadowAlpha" "32"
    Option     "CursorShadowXOffset" "3"
    Option     "CursorShadowYOffset" "3"
#if you want Composite and GLX (they don't cooperate):
   # Option     "AllowGLXWithComposite"
#the TwinView stuff
    Option     "TwinView"
    Option     "MetaModes"  "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768; 1024x768; 800x600,800x600; 800x600"
    Option     "TwinViewOrientation"      "RightOf"
    Option     "SecondMonitorHorizSync"   "UseEdidFreqs"
    Option     "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "UseEdidFreqs"
EndSection


Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
When i used the autoconfig tool i got alot of files in the "files section" however the file was totally wrong so i went back to my backup.

My LCD's support 75hz, i would like to enable that too

Last edited by gruelius; 02-17-2007 at 05:35 AM.
 
  


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