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Old 04-30-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
azrotech
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Three things that need fixed before I move from Windows to Linux


There are three things that need to get working properly before a switch to Linux would be beneficial. The first two are within the scope of the hardware forum and the other is an application issue. Here they are:

1. I can't get dual display to work (extended desktop onto two monitors)! I have an NVIDIA 6600GT and MANDRIVA 2005 LE.

2. I have a Logitech Cordless MouseMan and I've tried the driver that is built into Mandriva but it apparently wasn't correct. I would like to be able to use the side button (back button) but I cannot get it to work.

3. I would like to be able to share Thunderbird between Windows and Linux and I have tried editing the prefs.js file for Thunderbird and the best I can come up with is that all the directories are found by Thunderbird but none of the messages in those directories will show up.

It would be excellent if there was a Linux genius in here who could help me solve at least one of these issues! Thank you!

Here is a pci listing:
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00:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a3)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0050 (rev a3)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation CK804 SMBus (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev a3)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev a3)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:07.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA713X Audio+video broadcast decoder (rev 10)
01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8180L 802.11b MAC (rev 20)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [MSI NX6600GT-TD128E] (rev a2)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Also, here is what I have in my XORG.CONF file:


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# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection
#Section "Module"
# Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
# Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
# Load "extmod"
# Load "type1"
# Load "freetype"
# Load "/usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/extensions/libglx.so"
#EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "logicdp"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "fskmh.config"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" leftOf "Screen0"
EndSection

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

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "17_Inch"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-160
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "17_Inch"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-160
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "GeForce0"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "Dual 6600 GT"
Driver "nvidia"
BusId "PCI:5:0:0"
Option "CursorShadow" "true"
Option "RandRRotation" "true"
Option "NoLogo" "true"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "UseEdidFreqs" "true"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
Option "DigitalVibrance" "1"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "GeForce1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "Dual 6600 GT"
Driver "nvidia"
BusId "PCI:5:0:0"
Option "CursorShadow" "true"
Option "RandRRotation" "true"
Option "NoLogo" "true"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "UseEdidFreqs" "true"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
Option "DigitalVibrance" "1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "GeForce0"
Monitor "Monitor0"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
EndSubsection
DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Geforce1"
Monitor "Monitor1"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Viewport 0 0
EndSubsection
DefaultDepth 24
EndSection
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Old 04-30-2005, 05:29 PM   #2
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azrotech,

Video:
As far as the dual monitors, looks like your missing twinview - this is used for Nvidia cards
only to achive 1 BIG desktop. 2 different cards, or dual head cards of other manufacturers
use xinerama, which is included in xfree86/xorg . (There is no mention fo either in your
xorg.conf file.)

Since I don't use a dual Nvidia card (I use Matrox) - I think you get twinview via the
Nvidia drivers found here - http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-7174.html .
But make sure you read the docs to double check I'm on the right track.

Thunderbird:
This is just a guess, if your windows parition is mounted by default and your user has read-write
permissions, create symlinks ???


Mouse:
I can only point you to here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=146211


good luck
-tw
 
  


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