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Old 05-03-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
DonbertK
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Twinview problem with GeForce FX 5500


The two monitors I'm using are a Compaq FS740 and a CTX 17" VL700.

When I start Mandrake, both of the monitors display the same thing. Then when I log in, only one displays something.

This is what the Device part of my XF86Config looks like:
Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"
    Option "TwinView"
    Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-72"
    Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50-130"
    Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
    Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT,CRT"
    Option "RenderAccel" "true"
    Option "MetaModes" "1024x768,1024x768"
EndSection
With that config, X won't start. It gives me this error:
Code:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failure to construct a valid mode list: no modes remaining
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

Fatal server error:
no screens found
I think it has something to do with the MetaModes line. X will start if I get rid of the line or change it to "1024x768". I've tried changing it to "1024x768,1024x768;800x600,800x600;" and others, but I still have to either get rid of it or change it to just "1024x768". Any ideas?
 
Old 05-03-2005, 03:48 PM   #2
bulliver
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Can we see the 'screen' section of your xorg.conf....
If you want, I have my xorg.conf up on my website. It is set up two run 2 identical monitors with twin-view. Maybe it will help:
http://badcomputer.org/linux/xorg.conf
 
Old 05-03-2005, 04:43 PM   #3
DonbertK
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Yeah, here it is:
Code:
Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 8
        Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 15
        Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 16
        Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Virtual 1024 768
    EndSubsection
EndSection
 
Old 05-03-2005, 04:48 PM   #4
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Ok, yeah...
Change all those 'Virtual' lines to:
Modes "1024x768"
 
  


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