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Old 02-02-2005, 09:38 PM   #1
basset_drool
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nvidia nvs 280 Dual Head SuSE 9.2


I have a new HP xw4200 workstaion with an Nvidia nvs 280 PCI vidoe card. This card allows you to connect 2 monitors to the one card (it has a split adapter, not seperate VGA and DVI outputs). SuSE 9.2 did not detect the two monitors, only one. After a scratch around the net I found some xorg.conf files and have feebly modified my file so in YAST I now see two monitors, however one is the mirror of the other. When I go into YAST>Hardware>Graphics Card and Monitor>MultiHead>Screen Layout, I only see one monitor in there, when I query the monitor ID both my monitors come out as <Screen (0)>. The hardware works fine under Windoze but I don't wnat to run it (use Vmware alot and it runs heaps better on Linux) but I really need two monitors going. Below is my xorg.conf file:

# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2005-02-03T11:21:18+1000.
#
# Version: 4.8
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2002
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (4.8)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#
Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS0"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS1"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS2"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS3"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS4"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS5"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS6"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS7"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS8"
InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
InputDevices "/dev/logibm"
InputDevices "/dev/sunmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atibm"
InputDevices "/dev/amigamouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atarimouse"
InputDevices "/dev/inportbm"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
InputDevices "/dev/usbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/adbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
InputDevices "/dev/input/event0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer1"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer2"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer3"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
Option "RandR" "on"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "type1"
Load "v4l"
Load "vnc"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "dbe"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "ButtonNumber" "5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Name" "Logitech Optical USB Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "rfbmouse"
Identifier "Mouse[3]"
Option "InputFashion" "VNC"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 28-64
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "1280X1024@60HZ"
VendorName "--> VESA"
VertRefresh 50-60
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 28-64
Identifier "Monitor[1]"
ModelName "1280X1024@60HZ"
VendorName "--> VESA"
VertRefresh 50-60
UseModes "Modes[1]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x1024" 108.00 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066
Modeline "640x480" 23.06 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[1]"
Modeline "1280x1024" 105.15 1280 1360 1496 1712 1024 1025 1028 1059
Modeline "1280x1024" 108.00 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +HSync +VSync
Modeline "640x480" 23.06 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
EndSection

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[1]"
Identifier "Screen[1]"
Monitor "Monitor[1]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
BoardName "0x032A"
BusID "5:4:0"
Driver "nv"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "rfbauth" "/root/.vnc/passwd"
Option "usevnc" "yes"
Screen 0
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection

Section "Device"
BoardName "0x032A"
BusID "5:4:0"
Driver "nv"
Identifier "Device[1]"
Option "rfbauth" "/root/.vnc/passwd"
Option "usevnc" "yes"
Screen 1
Option "Rotate" "off"
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "on"
Screen "Screen[0]" LeftOf "Screen[1]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection
 
Old 02-13-2005, 08:42 AM   #2
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multihead screen layout

I had to add my second monitor. click monitor configure and add you second monitor... I think it's that simple, it was for me. Although, any time I click on "screen layout" my system goes out to lunch, freezes and the hard drive seems very very busy, but never comes back.

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Old 02-13-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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Yeah been through all that. It doesn't pick up the second monitor automatically. Think I might try another card.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 03:14 PM   #4
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Matrox G400 DualHead

Well, I found my answer. DualHead is not supported in Linux, by Matrox on the G400 DH.
Here is the release notes from Matrox themselves:
url ftp://ftp.matrox.com/pub/mga/archive/linux/2004/readme_mgadriver_4_1.txt /url.

Thanks for the effort,
Landis.
 
  


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