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Old 12-18-2007, 11:40 PM   #1
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Matrox Triplehead2Go...


Has anyone, had any luck getting this bad boy to work within Linux?

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Old 01-15-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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Perhaps a link to info on the hardware would help get a response.

For the sake of others w/ this "bad boy", how about relating your experiences -- what worked & what didn't?
 
Old 01-15-2008, 02:11 PM   #3
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Ok, sorry about that, I lost track of this post. Here we go...

http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/gxm/products/th2go/

This is actually my brother's setup, and since I've been prodding him over to Linux, I took it upon myself to see if I could get Linux to recognize each monitor individually. No luck so far. Matrox support recommends spanning one screen across three monitors. Not the best set up, but functional. I suppose what needs to happen is that someone has to write drivers for this device.

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Old 01-15-2008, 05:42 PM   #4
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Tnx for the link, hope someone here can help.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 09:26 PM   #5
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I too just picked up the TripleHead2Go but have not been able to configure it to work in Ubuntu 7.10, I've seen posts from people that were able to get it to work with SUSE but even after I re-did my xorg.conf file it did not work for me .

I am running a dell m65 through a docking station and using (or attempting to use) the dvi-d out to the matrox th2g device. so far no joy
 
Old 02-07-2008, 10:44 PM   #6
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Matrox support recommends spanning one screen across three monitors.
You should be able to span one screen across all three monitors, at the very least.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 10:45 AM   #7
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I don't know how to do that, or what you mean. This is my current xorg.conf file maybe you can tell me what you mean by sapnning across all three monitors, btw, I have it connected right now and all I get is one of the 3 monitors working at 1280x1024

Code:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Wed Sep 12 14:30:30 PDT 2007


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

Section "Files"
    RgbPath         "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
EndSection

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

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Matrox"
    HorizSync       31.5 - 80.0
    VertRefresh     60.0 - 75.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "Quadro FX 350M"
EndSection

Section "Screen"

# Removed Option "metamodes" "DFP-1: 3840x1024 +0+0; DFP-1: 3840x1024_75 +0+0"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "DFP-1: 1280x1024 +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 02-15-2008, 04:36 PM   #8
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Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital

I have one and love it, although without anything to tell the window manager there are three "virtual" screens it can sometimes be annoying.

I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 and using three 21" analog CRTs. The secret to getting it to work for me was to install the NVIDIA binary drivers using Alberto Milone's Envy, then using the 'nvidia-settings' application to detect the TripleHead2Go. It recognizes it as a monitor that can do 3840x1024.

Once you get it working, the fun begins when you start editing the configuration files for games to do 3840x1024. Nexuiz looks crazy with the panoramic view. Some games will also let you modify the field of view, which you can tweak based on the angles of your monitors versus the position of your head. If only I had three digital projectors, now that would be something...

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Old 05-04-2009, 10:37 AM   #9
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Exclamation 95% there!

I finally got my new monster rig setup. I have 3x 19" widescreen LCD monitors. I installed windows XP previously to get the 4320x900 resolution I require, and it worked perfectly after hooking up both the VGA and DVI matrox connectors, a firmware update, and a software update to the Matrox PowerDesk-SE software utility.

Now, I have installed Ubuntu 8.04.2 AMD64 using the binary nvidia drivers (Envy-GTK) and I am stuck at the resolution 3840x1024 (which is the old max matrox resolution?). I know that my hard ware supports 4320x900 because it was working in XP (and I really don't want to use XP!!).

I'll paste my xorg.conf. What can I do to "force" the 4320x900 resolution? possible?

Here is a link to a screenshot of the modes available from the nvidia utility: http://w3forge.org/temp/screenshot.png

----

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Defaultdepth 24
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

Last edited by chr00t; 05-04-2009 at 10:47 AM. Reason: Added a screenshot link of available modes from the nvidia utility
 
Old 05-26-2009, 11:35 PM   #10
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sorry to do this but **bump**..

I am now trying out with ubuntu 9.04 64 bit to see if the newer version and nvidia improvements would magically fix my resolution driver, but sadly it doesn't (at least out of the box). Tried and continue trying google for answers but ain't helpin much.

I am using the proprietary drivers from nvidia, which give me decent FPS (~4500). The nvidia GUI doesn't give me a resolution option for 4320x900, only 3072x768 which doesn't look right with the wide-screens. The windows matrox utility did give me the 4320x900 (or 1400x900x3) option.

Has anyone had similar problems??
 
Old 05-27-2009, 07:50 PM   #11
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Sorry, might be worth mentioning that my video card is an nvidia GeForce 9500 GT (1GB). According to the matrox site, this resolution is supported by this card. In windows XP the 4320x900 resolution works, in ubuntu 9.04 it doesn't... How could I just force the 4320x900 resolution???

The nvidia-settings utility does have a "panning" configuration which lets you set the screen size to be 4320x900 (or anything really), but it doesn't really help.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 10:27 AM   #12
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This is a really old thread and from the warning I just got lol seems that no one has found any 100% solution; any how stumbled across this when browsing this website for multi head graphics cards:

http://www.multi-monitors.com/product_p/th2go-1.htm

and then found this which seems that one doesn't need to configure from Win box but rather flash the EDID on the device.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...=126134&page=2

Hope that helps someone!! :-)

Will help me definitely in the near future when I come to designing a proper monitoring solution for my home and work systems......

Regards,

Kaya
 
  


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