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Old 10-11-2004, 02:34 AM   #1
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SuSE 9.1 [Pro] G450, DVI LCD & VGA Y Splitter


Components:

Matrox G450 with DVI output
DVI to VGA Y splitter [Supplied with G450]
VGA to DVI cable [From the splitter to the LCD]
VGA to VGA cable [From the splitter to the CRT]
Fujitsui Siemens S17-1 LCD with DVI input only
Fujitsui Siemens 21" CRT
Belkin 4 way VGA switch
SuSE 9.1 Pro on Fujisui Siemens E600

Issue:

I am trying to get my G450 to talk to the S17 monitor & the 21" CRT using the Y splitter but I recieve no signal at all using VGA to either the LCD or the CRT [DVI output straight to the LCD is fine].

My SuSE installation sees the G450 OK. I have no other modifications to the installation.

Goal:

To run SuSE in xinerama mode [or split screen mode] across the LCD [DVI] and the 21" CRT monitor using the Y cable splitter.

Does anyone know if this is possible? Or can anyone point me in the right direction.

Thanks all!

Kev.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 04:02 AM   #2
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Re: SuSE 9.1 [Pro] G450, DVI LCD & VGA Y Splitter

DVI means Digital Video In... which was the part of "In" that you don't understand

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Old 10-11-2004, 04:05 AM   #3
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Re: Re: SuSE 9.1 [Pro] G450, DVI LCD & VGA Y Splitter

ok?

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Old 10-11-2004, 04:50 AM   #4
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Hi,

Yes - I know that DVI means Digital Video In.

>> I am trying to get my G450 to talk to the S17 monitor & the 21" CRT using the Y splitter but I recieve no signal at all using VGA to either the LCD or the CRT [DV output straight to the LCD is fine].

My GFX card has a DV output connector which is has a Y splitter [DV to VGA] plugged in but I recieve no signal on either of the VGA outputs
 
Old 03-19-2009, 03:23 PM   #5
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Wow! It's not Digital Video In!

It's Digital Visual Interface!

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:22 PM   #6
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I got it working! Yes, it's a Y-splitter called a DMS-59

First of all, I found out that I needed to use "TwinView"

But my Nvidia driver "nv" was not compatible with TwinView.

So I downloaded the driver that is compatible, "nvidia" driver.

I downloaded it and proceeded to install it. Keep in mind that you have to be in init 3 runlevel. To do this you can edit the /etc/inittab and change runlevel 5 to runlevel 3 and then reboot.

It will boot into command line.

change directory to where driver is located and execute:
sh ./driver_file_name

It will load and possibly ask you a couple of questions, I answered yes to all.

before rebooting I made the following changes using vi on "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" - in the Device section.

Section "Device"
I added the following below board name:
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"

Option "TwinView" "true"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "clone"
Option "metamodes" "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768"
Option "HorizSync" "30.0 - 80.0"
Option "VertRefresh" "60.0 - 75.0"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, CRT"
EndSection

I saved changes and rebooted. And it worked. It displayed both on my monitor and the overhead projector.

I hope others can use this!
 
  


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