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Old 02-11-2014, 02:31 AM   #1
freakTux
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Multiple screen entries in xorg.conf after xorgsetup


Hi all...
While I tried to install nvidia driver for my slackware I had to reconfigure xorg typing xorgsetup...this automatically rewrite a new xorg.conf, but now I can see that in my new xorg.conf there are many entries for the card, monitor and screen...exactly I have 8 entries for the card (card0 .... card7), other 8 for the monitor (monitor0 ...monitor7) and 8 for the screen (screen0 ...screen7).
At the top of my xorg.conf I have the
Code:
Section "ServerLayout" 
        Identifier     "X.org Configured" 
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0 
        Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0" 
        Screen      2  "Screen2" RightOf "Screen1" 
        Screen      3  "Screen3" RightOf "Screen2" 
        Screen      4  "Screen4" RightOf "Screen3" 
        Screen      5  "Screen5" RightOf "Screen4" 
        Screen      6  "Screen6" RightOf "Screen5" 
        Screen      7  "Screen7" RightOf "Screen6" 
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer" 
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" 
EndSection
Why my xorg.conf has so many monitors and cards??What is the real card and monitor that my system is using?Thanks
 
Old 02-11-2014, 12:06 PM   #2
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what version of slackware are you running?
is it stock xorg or do you have a different version?
 
Old 02-12-2014, 07:00 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Finlay View Post
what version of slackware are you running?
is it stock xorg or do you have a different version?
My slackware is 14.1 64bit...xorg server is the stock...
 
Old 02-12-2014, 09:58 AM   #4
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I've got the same setup, Slackware64, 14.1, NVidia driver. I've only just checked my xorg.conf, since you mentioned it, and find I have 4 screens listed. Very strange!
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "X.org Configured"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
    Screen      2  "Screen2" RightOf "Screen1"
    Screen      3  "Screen3" RightOf "Screen2"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
It doesn't seem to have any negative effects, though. Not sure what to do, so suggest leaving it as it is for now.
This should be the only one:
Code:
Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
P.S.
This probably happens with other distros, not a Slackware problem.

Last edited by brianL; 02-12-2014 at 10:30 AM.
 
Old 02-13-2014, 04:29 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by brianL View Post
I've got the same setup, Slackware64, 14.1, NVidia driver. I've only just checked my xorg.conf, since you mentioned it, and find I have 4 screens listed. Very strange!
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "X.org Configured"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
    Screen      2  "Screen2" RightOf "Screen1"
    Screen      3  "Screen3" RightOf "Screen2"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
It doesn't seem to have any negative effects, though. Not sure what to do, so suggest leaving it as it is for now.
This should be the only one:
Code:
Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
P.S.
This probably happens with other distros, not a Slackware problem.

The strange thing is that my Screen0 has the Card0 (which uses the driver Intel, and not the nvidia)...the only cards that use the nvidia driver are the Card3 and Card4, associated with Screen3 and Screen4...this sounds like very strange...How can I check what Screen entry am I using?The only thing that I know is that if I check the nvidia driver with
Code:
lsmod|grep nvidia
I can see that the modules are loaded at boot time...
 
Old 02-13-2014, 08:06 AM   #6
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I've just opened NVidia X Server settings, in the Settings menu on KDE, that tells me what screen number (0) I'm using, and other details. Try it.
 
Old 02-13-2014, 08:37 AM   #7
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have you tried renaming your xorg.conf and then running as root:
nvidia-xconfig
 
Old 02-13-2014, 08:59 AM   #8
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I let the installer run that, to create an xorg.conf. Those multiple screen entries are in that file:
Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 319.49  (buildmeister@swio-display-x64-rhel04-03)  Tue Aug 13 20:42:18 PDT 2013
Anyway, like I said, it doesn't seem to be causing any problems. It's just strange, having multiple screen entries fo a single monitor system.

Last edited by brianL; 02-13-2014 at 09:02 AM.
 
  


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