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Old 10-11-2004, 09:57 AM   #1
TroelsSmit
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Dual monitor XF86free setup


Hi,

I have just installed an G200 Matrix 8mb graficcard into my PCI slots in my computer and connected a Sony screen to it.
As AGP card I have a Nvidia 4200 and a Philips 21" monitor.

How do I find what to write in XF86free for the second monitor to become active ??

(the setup works pnp in windows, so everything should be ok)
 
Old 10-23-2004, 05:56 AM   #2
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I believe you have to enable the "TwinView" in the "Device" section. Check the NVIDIA README for more details.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:50 AM   #3
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Hi,

Finally my two screens work.
What I did was to download and install the driver from www.matrox.com -> find it through google though.

The final step was to add the "sdram" option in the Device section of XF86Config-4
I also did some changes in my BIOS graphic card section, but weather it had any influence, I don't know.

I List my XF86Config-4 here, maybe someday it will help someone :-)

# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
#
# cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
# md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 > /var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# The module search path. The default path is shown here.
# ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
EndSection

Section "Module"
# Load "GLcore"
# Load "bitmap"
# Load "dbe"
# Load "ddc"
# Load "dri"
# Load "extmod"
# Load "freetype"
# Load "glx"
# Load "int10"
# Load "record"
# Load "speedo"
# Load "type1"
# Load "vbe"
# Load "xtt"
Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension
SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
EndSubSection
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
# Driver "Keyboard"
# Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
# Option "XkbLayout" "dk"
# Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
# Option "XkbCompat" ""
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"

Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "dk"
Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Resolution" "200"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Matrox"
Driver "mga"
BusID "PCI:0:12:0"
VideoRam 8192
Option "MGASDRAM"
# Option "UseFBDev" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Nvidia Ti4200"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
VideoRam 131072
Option "TwinView"
# Option "UseFBDev" "true"
# Option "NoAccel"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Philips 101b"
HorizSync 30-107
VertRefresh 50-85
#Option "DPMS"
Option "NoAccel"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Sony E220"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 48-120
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Monitor "Sony E220"
Device "Matrox"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Nvidia Ti4200"
Monitor "Philips 101b"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Screen0" LeftOf "Screen1"
Screen "Screen1"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "true"
Option "Busmastering" "on"
Option "Xv"
Option "DPMS"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
EndSection

#Section "DRI"
# Mode 0666
#EndSection
 
Old 11-18-2004, 12:10 AM   #4
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Thanks!

TroelsSmit, thanks so much for your Xserver conf file, it was so much more useful to me than a readme file! Got my FX 5500 running in no time thanks to you.

Cheers!
 
Old 11-18-2004, 02:58 AM   #5
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Sweet :-)
 
  


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