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Old 11-18-2005, 02:06 PM   #1
ninjaz
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Twin View and SuSE 9.3


I have twinview up on my computers at home and its working, but the problem is that one of the screens is blowing the images out of proportion. I don't want the images spanned between the two screen but the wallpaper seems to span across the two of them. The main monitor (screen 0) blows all of the images way out and they overlap each other while monitor 1 seems to be working just fine. They are both the size monitors (different brands) and I want both of them to have the same resolution. Monitor 0 is the monitor that was picked up by sax2 and is hooked up through the VGA port on the card. Monitor 1 comes out of the DVI port, goes to a VGA convertor, and then to the monitor. This was not picked up by sax2 so I had to enter in the configuration information for the monitor.

# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2005-11-18T21:05:47-0500.
#
# 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"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "type1"
Load "dbe"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "v4l"
Load "extmod"
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 "Buttons" "12"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "Logitech USB Receiver"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 330 240
HorizSync 28-70
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "MITSUBISHI DPLUS74SB"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "MEL"
VertRefresh 43-120
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1152x864" 78.82 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 894
Modeline "1152x864" 93.90 1152 1224 1344 1536 864 865 868 899
Modeline "1152x864" 109.43 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 904
Modeline "1152x864" 125.43 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 909
Modeline "1152x864" 140.45 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 914
Modeline "1152x864" 157.39 1152 1240 1368 1584 864 865 868 920
Modeline "1152x864" 172.89 1152 1240 1368 1584 864 865 868 925
Modeline "1024x768" 61.89 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 794
Modeline "1024x768" 73.89 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 799
Modeline "1024x768" 86.18 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1024x768" 97.84 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 808
Modeline "1024x768" 110.91 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 813
Modeline "1024x768" 122.97 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 818
Modeline "1024x768" 136.57 1024 1104 1216 1408 768 769 772 822
Modeline "800x600" 36.88 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 621
Modeline "800x600" 44.13 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 624
Modeline "800x600" 51.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 628
Modeline "800x600" 58.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 632
Modeline "800x600" 66.71 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 635
Modeline "800x600" 73.98 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 639
Modeline "800x600" 82.55 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 643
Modeline "768x576" 33.74 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 596
Modeline "768x576" 40.41 768 800 880 992 576 577 580 599
Modeline "768x576" 47.41 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 603
Modeline "768x576" 53.75 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 606
Modeline "768x576" 61.21 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 610
Modeline "768x576" 67.79 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 613
Modeline "768x576" 75.72 768 824 904 1040 576 577 580 617
Modeline "640x480" 23.06 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
Modeline "640x480" 27.74 640 664 728 816 480 481 484 500
Modeline "640x480" 32.64 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 503
Modeline "640x480" 36.97 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 505
Modeline "640x480" 42.22 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 508
Modeline "640x480" 46.80 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 511
Modeline "640x480" 51.43 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 514
EndSection


Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce FX 5200 (0x0322)"
BusID "2:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
VendorName "NVidia"
Option "TwinView" "on"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-69"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50-120"
Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768; 1024x768; 800x600,800x600; 800x600"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT-0,CRT-1"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "CRT-1 Above CRT-0"
Option "RenderAccel"
Option "NoTwinViewXineramaInfo"
EndSection


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

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection

Please let me know if you guys have any suggestions. Thanks.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 08:37 PM   #2
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I think this is a problem with your WM (window manager). Even though you are using twin view you still need your WM to have the xinerama support so it knows where to place windows...

If you could show a screenie, we might have a better idea of what your problem is though...
 
Old 11-20-2005, 08:59 AM   #3
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Im using KDE 3.4 and it seems to be only doing it with that one. When I switched over to Gnome it still has the one wallpaper stretched across both screens but Firefox looks normal and not all blown out.

http://66.227.140.57:8080/avatar/snapshot1.png
http://66.227.140.57:8080/avatar/snapshot2.png

I might just be overly picky but this is my first attempt at trying dual monitors on Linux.
Thanks for your reply.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 06:17 PM   #4
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OK, maybe I misunderstood...

If your only complaint is that kde is stretching your wallpaper, I don't think there is much you can do other than actually using an image editor to create a desktop picture that is the size of both monitors resolution, ie: if you use 1024x768 on each monitor, you need a 2048x768 pixel wallpaper...

I used the same wallpaper for mine, but with the right side a mirror image of the left, but of course you can have two completely different pictures if you want.

Another option is to go to the 'background' panel in the KDE control center and change the image setting from "scaled" (which will stretch an image of any size to the entire size of your monitor(s)) to tiled, which will place the same image in it's proper proportions across on both monitors (assuming your wallpaper is the size of your screen...)

Unfortunately KDE does not yet allow you to specify a wallpaper for each monitor...

HTH...
 
  


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