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Berwhale 03-13-2013 01:57 AM

Dual Monitors VGA + DVI (HDMI) Lenovo T410 in docking st - DVI no output???
 
Hi all,

Linux Mint 14.1 64 Bit (dual boot with Win7 Ultimate 64) on Lenovo T410 in docking station series 3.


I've done some googling and so forth and searching here but can find no posts the same as this problem.

I've got two monitors connected to my docking station series 3, and Lenovo T410. One is connected to VGA (an older monitor) and the other to DVI. The VGA connected monitor works fine but the DVI one does not. According to the Display Settings - both are connected and are working fine - but there's nothing happening on the 2nd monitor (a Dell U2310H or whatever) connected DVI.

Now the DELL monitor is switched on, connected fine, and set to read the DVI input - and it works fine on the Windows 7 OS. But here I get nothing! The Dell monitor goes to sleep (it says - no signal is coming from your computer)?????

See output from "xrandr --verbose" BELOW:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3360 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
LVDS2 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Identifier: 0x9e
Timestamp: 105860
Subpixel: horizontal rgb
Clones:
CRTCs: 0 1
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filter:
EDID:
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BACKLIGHT: 0 (0x00000000) range: (0,15)
Backlight: 0 (0x00000000) range: (0,15)
scaling mode: Full aspect
supported: None Full Center Full aspect
1440x900 (0xa7) 96.1MHz -HSync -VSync +preferred
h: width 1440 start 1488 end 1552 total 1728 skew 0 clock 55.6KHz
v: height 900 start 903 end 909 total 926 clock 60.1Hz
1440x900 (0xa8) 106.5MHz -HSync +VSync
h: width 1440 start 1520 end 1672 total 1904 skew 0 clock 55.9KHz
v: height 900 start 903 end 909 total 934 clock 59.9Hz
1440x900 (0xa9) 80.3MHz -HSync -VSync
h: width 1440 start 1488 end 1552 total 1728 skew 0 clock 46.5KHz
v: height 900 start 903 end 909 total 926 clock 50.2Hz
1360x768 (0xaa) 84.8MHz -HSync +VSync
h: width 1360 start 1432 end 1568 total 1776 skew 0 clock 47.7KHz
v: height 768 start 771 end 781 total 798 clock 59.8Hz
1360x768 (0xab) 72.0MHz +HSync -VSync
h: width 1360 start 1408 end 1440 total 1520 skew 0 clock 47.4KHz
v: height 768 start 771 end 781 total 790 clock 60.0Hz
1152x864 (0xac) 81.6MHz -HSync +VSync
h: width 1152 start 1216 end 1336 total 1520 skew 0 clock 53.7KHz
v: height 864 start 865 end 868 total 895 clock 60.0Hz
1024x768 (0x72) 65.0MHz -HSync -VSync
h: width 1024 start 1048 end 1184 total 1344 skew 0 clock 48.4KHz
v: height 768 start 771 end 777 total 806 clock 60.0Hz
800x600 (0x76) 40.0MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 800 start 840 end 968 total 1056 skew 0 clock 37.9KHz
v: height 600 start 601 end 605 total 628 clock 60.3Hz
800x600 (0x77) 36.0MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 800 start 824 end 896 total 1024 skew 0 clock 35.2KHz
v: height 600 start 601 end 603 total 625 clock 56.2Hz
640x480 (0xad) 25.2MHz -HSync -VSync
h: width 640 start 656 end 752 total 800 skew 0 clock 31.5KHz
v: height 480 start 490 end 492 total 525 clock 59.9Hz
VGA2 connected 1440x900+0+180 (0x67) normal (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 408mm x 255mm
Identifier: 0x9f
Timestamp: 105860
Subpixel: unknown
Gamma: 1.0:1.0:1.0
Brightness: 1.0
Clones:
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h: width 1440 start 1520 end 1672 total 1904 skew 0 clock 55.9KHz
v: height 900 start 903 end 909 total 932 clock 60.0Hz
1280x1024 (0xaf) 135.0MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 1280 start 1296 end 1440 total 1688 skew 0 clock 80.0KHz
v: height 1024 start 1025 end 1028 total 1066 clock 75.0Hz
1280x1024 (0xb0) 108.0MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 1280 start 1328 end 1440 total 1688 skew 0 clock 64.0KHz
v: height 1024 start 1025 end 1028 total 1066 clock 60.0Hz
1440x900 (0x67) 136.8MHz -HSync +VSync *current
h: width 1440 start 1536 end 1688 total 1936 skew 0 clock 70.6KHz
v: height 900 start 903 end 909 total 942 clock 75.0Hz
1280x960 (0xb1) 108.0MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 1280 start 1376 end 1488 total 1800 skew 0 clock 60.0KHz
v: height 960 start 961 end 964 total 1000 clock 60.0Hz
1366x768 (0x69) 85.9MHz -HSync +VSync
h: width 1366 start 1439 end 1583 total 1800 skew 0 clock 47.7KHz
v: height 768 start 769 end 772 total 795 clock 60.0Hz
1360x768 (0x6a) 85.5MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 1360 start 1424 end 1536 total 1792 skew 0 clock 47.7KHz
v: height 768 start 771 end 777 total 795 clock 60.0Hz
1280x800 (0x6b) 106.5MHz -HSync +VSync
h: width 1280 start 1360 end 1488 total 1696 skew 0 clock 62.8KHz
v: height 800 start 803 end 809 total 838 clock 74.9Hz
1280x800 (0xb2) 83.5MHz +HSync -VSync
h: width 1280 start 1352 end 1480 total 1680 skew 0 clock 49.7KHz
v: height 800 start 803 end 809 total 831 clock 59.8Hz
1152x864 (0x6d) 108.0MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 1152 start 1216 end 1344 total 1600 skew 0 clock 67.5KHz
v: height 864 start 865 end 868 total 900 clock 75.0Hz
1280x768 (0x6e) 102.2MHz +HSync -VSync
h: width 1280 start 1360 end 1488 total 1696 skew 0 clock 60.3KHz
v: height 768 start 771 end 778 total 805 clock 74.9Hz
1280x768 (0xb3) 79.5MHz -HSync +VSync
h: width 1280 start 1344 end 1472 total 1664 skew 0 clock 47.8KHz
v: height 768 start 771 end 778 total 798 clock 59.9Hz
1152x720 (0xb4) 67.3MHz -HSync +VSync
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1024x768 (0x71) 75.0MHz -HSync -VSync
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1024x768 (0x72) 65.0MHz -HSync -VSync
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800x600 (0x75) 49.5MHz +HSync +VSync
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800x600 (0x76) 40.0MHz +HSync +VSync
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v: height 600 start 601 end 605 total 628 clock 60.3Hz
800x600 (0x77) 36.0MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 800 start 824 end 896 total 1024 skew 0 clock 35.2KHz
v: height 600 start 601 end 603 total 625 clock 56.2Hz
848x480 (0x78) 33.8MHz +HSync +VSync
h: width 848 start 864 end 976 total 1088 skew 0 clock 31.0KHz
v: height 480 start 486 end 494 total 517 clock 60.0Hz
640x480 (0x79) 31.5MHz -HSync -VSync
h: width 640 start 664 end 704 total 832 skew 0 clock 37.9KHz
v: height 480 start 489 end 492 total 520 clock 72.8Hz
640x480 (0x7a) 31.5MHz -HSync -VSync
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v: height 480 start 481 end 484 total 500 clock 75.0Hz
640x480 (0x7b) 25.2MHz -HSync -VSync
h: width 640 start 656 end 752 total 800 skew 0 clock 31.5KHz
v: height 480 start 490 end 492 total 525 clock 60.0Hz
720x400 (0x7c) 28.3MHz -HSync +VSync
h: width 720 start 738 end 846 total 900 skew 0 clock 31.5KHz
v: height 400 start 412 end 414 total 449 clock 70.1Hz
HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Identifier: 0xa0
Timestamp: 105860
Subpixel: unknown
Clones:
CRTCs: 0 1
Transform: 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
filter:
Broadcast RGB: Full
supported: Full Limited 16:2
audio: auto
supported: force-dvi off auto on
DP4 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Identifier: 0xa1
Timestamp: 105860
Subpixel: unknown
Clones:
CRTCs: 0 1
Transform: 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
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filter:
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supported: Full Limited 16:2
audio: auto
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HDMI2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Identifier: 0xa2
Timestamp: 105860
Subpixel: unknown
Clones:
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filter:
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supported: Full Limited 16:2
audio: auto
supported: force-dvi off auto on
HDMI3 connected 1920x1080+1440+0 (0xb6) normal (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 509mm x 286mm
Identifier: 0xa3
Timestamp: 105860
Subpixel: unknown
Gamma: 1.0:1.0:1.0
Brightness: 1.0
Clones:
CRTC: 1
CRTCs: 0 1
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filter:
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supported: Full Limited 16:2
audio: auto
supported: force-dvi off auto on
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1680x1050 (0xb7) 119.0MHz +HSync -VSync
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v: height 1050 start 1053 end 1059 total 1080 clock 59.9Hz
1680x945 (0xb8) 131.5MHz -HSync +VSync
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v: height 945 start 946 end 949 total 978 clock 60.0Hz
1400x1050 (0xb9) 156.0MHz -HSync +VSync
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1400x1050 (0xba) 101.0MHz +HSync -VSync
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1280x1024 (0xaf) 135.0MHz +HSync +VSync
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1440x900 (0x68) 88.8MHz +HSync -VSync
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h: width 1280 start 1328 end 1360 total 1440 skew 0 clock 49.3KHz
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supported: force-dvi off auto on
DP6 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
Identifier: 0xa5
Timestamp: 105860
Subpixel: unknown
Clones:
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Transform: 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
0.000000 1.000000 0.000000
0.000000 0.000000 1.000000
filter:
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.......
So I've got VGA2 and HDMI3 and
using:

"xrandr --output HDMI3 --mode 1920x1080 --right-of VGA2"

Does not change anything.

So I had a look at /etc/X11/xorg.conf - and it's not populated by anything.

So I dunno - is there something wrong with the cable i.e. does Linux's signal not quite making it through to the Dell monitor through DVI? Do I need a driver for my Dell monitor?

GlennsPref 03-13-2013 02:31 AM

Hi.
Quote:

So I had a look at /etc/X11/xorg.conf - and it's not populated by anything.
your system will look there (/etc/X11/) for the xorg.conf file, if it does not exist ... xorg Magik happens.

So if you make an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, or a file for this task in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/{file.name}

the system will see it and setup accordingly.

now for screens...

xorg sees screens and desktops.

I have a 2 flat pannels of different types and resolution.

Here is my xorg.conf, concentrate on the screen and monitor sections.
Code:

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier    "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option        "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load          "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load          "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load          "extmod"
    Load          "glx" # 3D layer
    Disable        "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputClass"
      Identifier "mouse speed adjustment"
      MatchIsPointer "on"
      MatchProduct "Razer Razer Orochi"
      Option "ConstantDeceleration" "2"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier    "Mouse0"
    Driver        "mouse"
    Option        "Protocol" "MouseSystems"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/gpmdata"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    #Option        "Device" "/dev/evdev"
    Option            "Resolution" "5000"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier    "Keyboard0"
    Driver        "kbd"
    Option        "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option        "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier    "Monitor0"
    VendorName    "Unknown"
    ModelName      "BenQ G2420HD"
    HorizSync      24.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh    50.0 - 76.0
    Option        "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Device0"
    Driver        "nvidia"
    VendorName    "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce GTX 570"
    Option        "PCI ID" "1086:10de"
    VideoRam      1417216 # 1384mb
    #Driver        "vesa"  # backup display
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Screen0"
    Device        "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option        "TwinView" "1"
    Option        "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
    Option        "metamodes" "DFP: 1920x1080 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +1920+0"
    SubSection    "Display"
        Depth      24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option        "Composite" "Enable"
    Option        "RENDER" "Enable"
    Option        "HWCursor"
EndSection

my smaller second screen is an acer LCD 1280x1024 but the config calls it "CRT". (go figure)

Berwhale 03-14-2013 06:49 PM

So of the below - copied from your xorg.conf - you have Monitor0 and Screen0 as separate monitors? I'm a bit confused - the only editing of xorg.conf is in virtual Linux machines and just adding a Display mode.

Don't you need Monitor0 and Monitor1? Or does Monitor0 and Screen0 work?

My two monitors are a BenQ also on VGA1 at 1440x900+0+180 and HDMI3 at 1920x1080+1440+0

I'm not sure where to put these? The VGA1 is left and HDMI3 right

Would it be sufficient to just have an xorg.conf with:

Code:

Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier    "Monitor0"
    VendorName    "Unknown"
    ModelName      "BenQ"
    HorizSync      24.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh    50.0 - 76.0
    Option        "DPMS"    ##### - I'm not sure what this means
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Screen0"
    Device        "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option        "TwinView" "1"
    Option        "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
    Option        "metamodes" "DFP: 1920x1080+1440+0, HDMI3: nvidia-auto-select +1920+0"
    SubSection    "Display"
        Depth      24
    EndSubSection





Quote:

Section "Monitor"
# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "BenQ G2420HD"
HorizSync 24.0 - 83.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 76.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce GTX 570"
Option "PCI ID" "1086:10de"
VideoRam 1417216 # 1384mb
#Driver "vesa" # backup display
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
Option "metamodes" "DFP: 1920x1080 +0+0, CRT: nvidia-auto-select +1920+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

GlennsPref 03-15-2013 06:16 PM

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Don't you need Monitor0 and Monitor1? Or does Monitor0 and Screen0 work?
No, it's seen as one, spread across two....

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Option "DPMS" ##### - I'm not sure what this means
The meta-mode line and cinerama and twinview maybe will change the look, dual desktop or 1 desktop across 2 monitors.
I'm using the "nvidia-auto-select" from the nVidia driver module, but it really only contains stuff about antialias, fsaa, aniso etc.

don't change the hardware descriptors (HDMI3) on my sys, yours is working so they should be right.
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Option        "TwinView" "1"
Option        "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
Option        "metamodes" "DFP: 1920x1080+1440+0, HDMI3: nvidia-auto-select +1920+0"

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Would it be sufficient to just have an xorg.conf with:
maybe,

One thing to remember is that most of the time you'll have 2 files after you edit and save the first, the old file is renamed with a (tilda) ~ on the end. Handy for switching back to a config that works, when a new config fails, leaving you a cli, no gui.

GlennsPref 03-15-2013 06:27 PM

more info, see the readme...

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#
# 2 mon, 1 screen across 2 monitors of different type with twinview.
#Configuring TwinView
#
#The TwinView feature is only supported on NVIDIA GPUs that support dual-display functionality, such as the GeForce2 MX, GeForce2 Go, Quadro2 MXR, Quadro2 Go, and any of the GeForce4, Quadro4, GeForce FX, or Quadro FX GPUs. Please consult with your video card vendor to confirm that TwinView is supported on your card.
#
#TwinView is a mode of operation where two display devices (digital flat panels, CRTs, and TVs) can display the contents of a single X screen in any arbitrary configuration. This method of multiple monitor use has several distinct advantages over other techniques (such as Xinerama):
#
# A single X screen is used. The NVIDIA driver conceals all information about multiple display devices from the X server; as far as X is concerned, there is only one screen.
#
# Both display devices share one frame buffer. Thus, all the functionality present on a single display (e.g., accelerated OpenGL) is available with TwinView.
#
# No additional overhead is needed to emulate having a single desktop.
# ref. http://us.download.nvidia.com/solari...ppendix-g.html

Berwhale 03-17-2013 11:16 PM

Hi, the following didn't work as a xorg.conf. X immediately failed to start. By deleting it (Mint wasn't using a xorg.conf before I introduced it) I was able to start X.

I'm a bit in the dark here. Logically I would have thought, there should be two "monitor" sections - Monitor0 and Monitor1 for instance, VGA2 and HDMI 3with their respective modes "1440x900" and "1920x1080" or whatever they should be. Can I just add (or remind) that Mint's own GUI settings for Displays detects the DVI monitor and assumes it is on and output the right position and resolution and in fact the desktop does extend to the DVI monitor, but "the lights are on but nobody's home" - well there are no lights either.


Code:

Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier    "Monitor0"
    VendorName    "Unknown"
    ModelName      "BenQ"
    HorizSync      24.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh    50.0 - 76.0
    Option        "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Screen0"
    Device        "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option        "TwinView" "1"
    Option        "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
    Option        "metamodes" "DFP: 1920x1080+1440+0, HDMI3: nvidia-auto-select +1920+0"
    SubSection    "Display"
        Depth      24
    EndSubSection


GlennsPref 03-18-2013 12:23 AM

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Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
Option "metamodes" "DFP: 1920x1080+1440+0, HDMI3: nvidia-auto-select +1920+0"
Sorry, I lead you up the wrong path.

I too, sorted my "vga monitors" by trial and error, just like you are.

I was looking for one desktop accress two monitors (screen0)

The second monitor is not described as a separate device, accept to say...

monitor 2 is right of, and begins where monitor 1 stops.

I generally get a dual desktop (both vga monitors similar in appearance, but different sizes.) after installing the nVidia driver .run file.

Then I configure xorg for my mouse, the lines quote above and the xinerama setting, as well as the Modules section.
repeated from above...
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Section "Module"
    Load          "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load          "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load          "extmod"
    Load          "glx" # 3D layer
    Disable        "dri"
EndSection

HTH, Glenn

Arch Linux, Gentoo and slackware (amoung many others) have some of the best(IMHO) howtos for this kinda thing.
Oh, and Google is your friend.

There may be a .xsession-errors text file in your home dir that may give some insight.

It's a live file, like a log, so be warned, it might change before youy find anything.
Copy it to read un-interupted.

GlennsPref 03-18-2013 01:34 AM

You gotta read this stuff, it's your responsiblity/system. ;-)

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If you are interested in using each display device as a separate X screen, please see Appendix O, Configuring Multiple X Screens on One Card.
My sys...
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# A single X screen is used. The NVIDIA driver conceals all information about multiple display devices from the X server; as far as X is concerned, there is only one screen.
#
# Both display devices share one frame buffer. Thus, all the functionality present on a single display (e.g., accelerated OpenGL) is available with TwinView.
#
# No additional overhead is needed to emulate having a single desktop.
# ref. http://us.download.nvidia.com/solari...ppendix-g.html


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