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Old 03-16-2005, 07:08 PM   #1
reflection666
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MSI NVIDIA GF 6600GT / Dual dipsplay problem


Actualy its not a 'problem' since I dont have any idea how to edit my XFree86.config...
I'm running mandrake 10.1 OE, with the latest nvidia driver. How do I edit the XF86.config so I can have dual display. I have my primary 19" aoc tft on the ANALOG out and my trusty 17" crt on the DVI (using ANALOG CONVERTER) out.
Also, there is this problem with the nvidia driver. It doesn't load at boot so I have to modprobe it every time the machine boots. How do I make this module load by default (notice my MODULE SECTION in the XF86.config --- I edited it thi sway but it s probably not right).

thanks ppl

my XF86.config is like this:

Code:
Section "Module"
    Load "nvidia"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
    Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
    Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Generic"
    ModelName "1280x1024 @ 60 Hz"
    HorizSync 31.5-64.3
    VertRefresh 50-70

    # Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
    # 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "1024x480"    65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344   480  488  494  563 -hsync -vsync

    # Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1280x800
    ModeLine "1280x800"  147.89  1280 1376 1512 1744  800 801 804 848

    # Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1680x1050
    ModeLine "1680x1050"  214.51  1680 1800 1984 2288  1050 1051 1054 1103

    # Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1920x1200
    ModeLine "1920x1200" 230 1920 1936 2096 2528 1200 1201 1204 1250 +HSync +VSync    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     50.00  768  832  846 1000   576  590  595  630

    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     63.07  768  800  960 1024   576  578  590  616
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 8
        Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 15
        Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 16
        Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen "screen1"
EndSection
 
Old 03-17-2005, 01:22 AM   #2
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Below is my working dual CRT config file (the parts that matter, though I'm not sure what the DRI thing is at the bottom). I don't know what would be different for an LCD other than the line that says CRT,CRT probably would have to have one of them changed. There are docs that come with the driver that tell what all of the options are.

Code:
Section "Module"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "dbe"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "record"
        Load    "speedo"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"
EndSection
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        Option          "TwinView"
        Option          "MetaModes"                     "1024x768, 1024x768; 800x600, 800x600"
        Option          "SecondMonitorHorizSync"        "30-70"
        Option          "SecondMonitorVertRefresh"      "50-120"
        Option          "SecondMonitorOption"           "DPMS"
        Option          "ConnectedMonitor"              "CRT, CRT"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
        HorizSync       24-66
        VertRefresh     50-120
        Option          "DPMS"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "Generic Video Card"
        Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           1
                Modes           "2048x768" "1600x600"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           4
                Modes           "2048x768" "1600x600"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           8
                Modes           "2048x768" "1600x600"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           15
                Modes           "2048x768" "1600x600"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "2048x768" "1600x600"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "2048x768" "1600x600"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice     "Generic Mouse"
EndSection
Section "DRI"
        Mode    0666
EndSection
 
Old 03-17-2005, 12:46 PM   #3
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thank you - i'll try it tonight!
 
  


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