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Old 10-15-2004, 11:24 PM   #1
hermittlog
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Whats wrong with this file? Multiple Monitors Redhat 9


The computer acts as if I did nothing.

# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "TriVecta Setup"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
Screen 2 "Screen2" RightOf "Screen1"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Generic Monitor, 1280x1024 @ 60 Hz"
HorizSync 31.5 - 64.3
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unknown monitor"
HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor2"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unknown monitor"
HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "s3"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "S3 Trio64 (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
VendorName "Nvidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV17 GeForce 4 MX 420"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard2"
Driver "S3 ProSaveage KM133"
VendorName "Onboard/Compaq"
BoardName "Compaq"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen2"
Device "Videocard2"
Monitor "Monitor2"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

Last edited by hermittlog; 10-16-2004 at 09:54 AM.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 11:48 PM   #2
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Nothing is wrong with the file. However, it may not work with your hardware setup. More info is required.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 09:49 AM   #3
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I have 3 mointors one of which works fine with the generci setting so I know the other ones will also (or should) they are all the same.

3 videocards
Listed as
86c764/765[Trio/64/64V+]
NV17 [GeForce MX 420]
[ProsaveageDDR K4M266]

Drivers Listed as
Card:S3 Trio 64 (generic)
Card:NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)
Card:S3 ProSavage KM133

It took me forever to edit this file so that the system would start and now that It looks liek all is well with the file but the system starts up as if I did nothing to the file, please help. BTW:I have just update my system with all the updates. Isn't Xfree 4 suppose to have a GUI for multi setup? I'm using Gnome.

Last edited by hermittlog; 10-16-2004 at 09:53 AM.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 01:57 PM   #4
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I googled "XFree 4 multiple monitors" and came across this link:
http://www.unixgods.org/~tilo/linux_Nmonitors.html
It's reptty comprehensive. In fact, he has his XF86Config file posted and explained on the site. The only difference I could see it that he has the Bus ID defined for each video card. Otherwise, it looks like you've got everything else set up fine. Chech out the site, it may be helpful.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 09:07 PM   #5
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Thankz, I've seen the page. I think the problem is that there is no working driver for the video cards that I have (they are both old and shitty) is there anyway that I could get some other drivers that might work with these cards?
I tried removing 2 of my cards and reinstalling linux to see if they would auto detect but they would not. The screen went blank. I'm assuming that linux picks 'the best possible driver' and has no idea weather or not it works.
BTW: I have 3 video ports, 2 video cards and one onboard video port. I think that the Bus ID is for dual head cards.
 
  


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