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# 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.
# 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"
# 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"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Hi that is close enough do you have somewhere to post the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log so we can see what Xorg is doing when it initializes the displays. If not you may have to split the log into 2 or 3 posts to put it here. A couple of things you may want to change after having copied you working config to a backup.
For this section make sure that you find the BusID by looking in the log file I mention above. What you should look for from my file.
(--) PCI: (0:12:0) nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] rev 21, Mem @ 0xea0000
(--) PCI:*(1:0:0) nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] rev 161, Mem @ 0xeb000000/24, 0xe0000000/
The * in my output above shows the primary card by rights your s3 card should not be getting started without the busid, it should be your AGP one that gets the display as it has the busid, you may want to check in your BIOS and that the AGP is first to get started instead of PCI. Below is my xorg.conf it will show you a working config with two seperate displays with different resolutions not the xinerama that yours is trying to do.
Distribution: Gentoo, Ubuntu,and sometimes something from billy gates (when Im desperate)
I'm not sure what I did differently but after reading the replys I tried to set up the cards again (since I couldn't use my good monitor and agp card I went back to a single setup for a while!).
This time when the x server tried to start and automatically set things up, I worked no problems!!
I have discovered some interesting issues now like when I open firefox on one screen it works fine.
When I try to open it on the second screen, I get a box that says
Firefox - Choose user Profile
and I cant choose the default profile because it is in use!!
Has anyone come across this before and figured out how to get around it!!.