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Old 08-29-2005, 01:28 PM   #1
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Dual monitors on nvidia Go5600


I am trying to configure dual monitors (TwinView) on my laptop equipped with an nVidia Go5600 mobile 128MB video card... I installed the nVidia drivers from YOU (I am using SuSE 9.3) and they were successful (version 1.0-7167 i believe)... and running Sax2, i tried enabling TwinView, but nothing... Both monitors (the laptop LCD and the CRT) seem to be detected, because my CRT is cloning my desktop right now, but I cannot seem to define it as a 2nd monitor to adjust it's independant resolution, or to adjust the MultiHead settings...

Then I found out about the nvidia-settings command from the terminal... which is a nice graphical interface for adjusting the video card settings like in the windows driver... but it's very lacking, without configuration for TwinView yet... So I thought maybe the new 1.0-7676 drivers might have that support... but I'd have to install them manually... So I did..

Now I am running the latest linux nvidia drivers, and still stuck as to how I can enable/adjust TwinView to actually get some use out of my 2nd monitor...

Any help/suggestions/experiences would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance,
 
Old 08-30-2005, 06:13 AM   #2
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Have you edited your xorg.conf to add the second monitor?
 
Old 08-30-2005, 12:33 PM   #3
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Do you have the "Metamodes" option enabled? Also, could you display your xorg.conf file for us to see?
 
Old 08-31-2005, 02:22 PM   #4
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To answer your question as to whether or not I have edited my xorg.conf file to add the second monitor, I have not. I am not entirely sure how to edit the xorg.conf file.. I assume I'd need to shut down the X server to edit it, correct?

Here is the contents of my current xorg.conf:
Code:
# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2005-08-26T12:27:09-0400.
#
# 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         "freetype"
  Load         "type1"
  Load         "dbe"
  Load         "glx"
  Load         "extmod"
  Load         "v4l"
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" "10"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option       "Name" "Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse"
  Option       "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
  Option       "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
  DisplaySize  332 207
  HorizSync    30-66
  Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
  ModelName    "1680X1050@60HZ"
  Option       "DPMS"
  VendorName   "--> LCD"
  VertRefresh  40-61
  UseModes     "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
  Identifier   "Modes[0]"
  Modeline 	"1024x768" 63.04 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 795
  Modeline 	"1680x1050" 147.14 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087
EndSection

Section "Screen"
  DefaultDepth 24
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      15
    Modes      "1024x768" 
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      16
    Modes      "1024x768" 
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      24
    Modes      "1680x1050" 
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      32
    Modes      "1024x768" 
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      8
    Modes      "1024x768" 
  EndSubSection
  Device       "Device[0]"
  Identifier   "Screen[0]"
  Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
  BoardName    "GeForce FX Go5600"
  BusID        "1:0:0"
  Driver       "nvidia"
  Identifier   "Device[0]"
  Option       "NoLogo"
  Option       "TwinView"
  Option       "NvAGP" "3"
  Screen       0
  Option       "Rotate" "off"
  VendorName   "NVidia"
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
I've gone into the SaX2 Desktop / Graphics Card configuration and enabled TwinView in the Card options list... but other than that I'm not sure what I might/need to add to the xorg.conf to add the 2nd monitor...
 
Old 09-02-2005, 01:01 PM   #5
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I just tried editing my xorg.conf using /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/XF86Config.sample as a reference.. and ended up losing my GUI upon boot... so I had to restore my backup of my original xorg.conf... so everything's normal again.. but still no TwinView!

Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-15-2005, 12:09 AM   #6
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Don't know if youve figured it out yet, but here is my xorg.conf file, using twinview to get it working.

Section "Module"

Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension

SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
EndSubSection

Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "speedo"

Load "glx"

EndSection

Section "Files"

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
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/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"

Option "Xinerama" "on"

EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"

EndSection


Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Buttons" "3"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

Option "Protocol" "PS/2"

Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

EndSection

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "Dell Monitor"
HorizSync 30 - 107
VertRefresh 48 - 120

EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Nvidia 5900 Overclocked 1"
Driver "nvidia"
VideoRam 262144
BusID "PCI:01:00:0"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768,1024x768; 1024x768"
Option "RenderAccel"
Option "HWCursor" "off"
Option "TwinView" "True"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-107"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "48-120"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768,1024x768"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT,CRT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 0"
Device "Nvidia 5900 Overclocked 1"
Monitor "Dell Monitor"

DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"

Identifier "Dual Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen 0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

I had a hell of a time with this, if you have any questions, let me know, good luck.
 
  


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