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i've installed Mandriva 2008 spring free edition and i wanted to use my two monitors. First monitor is my 19" widescreen DVI and my second is a 17" VGA.
Within the Nvidia settings my screens are in TwinView Clone mode, i've tried to setup as my 17" screen to be at the "rightof" of my 19"widescreen but the problem is that i can't make my 17" to use its full resolution (1280x1024) and my 19" wide to use its full resolution (1440x900). So i've tried to setup both screen to use 1440x900, 17" rightof 19" , but after applying the scale of the 19" goes to 2048x900... so what can i do?
Install the proprietary nvidia drivers, run nvidia-settings and set it up from there. nvidia-settings is a top program.
You can install the drivers from MCC by just typing nvidia in the search and choosing the dkms-nvidia96xx option. Install all the dependencies and run XFdrake or configure the graphics server from MCC. Just go to change the driver and when you choose the existing grpahics card it will ask you whether you want to install proprietary drivers. Select yes and once it's installed the rest of the software, then reboot KDE and run nvidia-settings. (I always run it from the command line as root as you need to be root to change xorg.conf)
BTW, sure you want clone? Do you not mean separate screens?
i've got the proprietary nvidia drivers installed already and all packages for nvidia drivers. i've had the screens working as separate screens but something went wrong and messed up Xorg... nothing that i've done, maybe a stupid from the alternative OS messed up my Xorg. I'll first get the TwinView working nicely, then i'll try to get the separate windows. the twinview propuse is to extend a screen desktop to one or various side. that's i'm trying to do.
Only other thing I can thing is to delete xorg.conf, rerun XFdrake and then nvidia-setings.
I guess, if I'd read your xorg.conf properly I'd've seen you had the nvidia drivers.
btw, I found the problems you had when I used to use the twinview settings. It was only when I went to separate X screens that I solved the issue. AFAI understand the twinview is making one large screen from the two monitors. It seems logical therefore that the two screens have to have the same resolution. I used to find that either the top or the bottom of the smaller screen was lost depending on where I set the screens in nvidia-settings.
If I understand correctly what you're trying to do, you can't actually do it. I am not sure I understand though, because twinview is not a clone mode. There is a mode where both monitors display exactly the same thing, but that's not twinview AFAIK.
well i've just read your post and i pretty sure that you understand what i meant... I think that i will have to go on separate screens again hoping that i won't make the xorg.conf once working without a backup... this one of my mistake, the other mistake was to let a damn user of the paid alternative OS to Fu** up my lovely linux config... (sorry being rude)...
From your point of vue it's probably the best way to get what i want only with separate screens... May i ask your xorg.cong? Just to compare to mine, like that i'll try to setup like yours...