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Old 06-03-2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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Dual Monitor in KDE-- no worky


I have two monitors and a Nvidia 8600gt video card. I am using the latest restricted drivers installed via envyNG on my Hardy 8.04 system. I have the dual monitors working flawlessly in Gnome. I recently wanted to experiment with KDE 4, so I installed the kde 4 packages on my system.

Here is my problem. When I login to KDE only one screen has a desktop. The other is black. I can move the cursor over to the black screen and move it around, but there is nothing else there. When I login, I see error messages (unrelated as they refer to my sound card) on the black monitor. Then nothing else on that screen.

If I log out of kde and enter gnome, both monitors work flawlessly. I have included my xorg.conf file for review, but I can't figure this out... Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks,
Steven

Quote:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@vernadsky) Tue Mar 4 20:24:34 UTC 2008

# xorg.conf (X.Org 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 xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 1440 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" LeftOf "Screen0"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "DELL SE198WFP"
HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "DELL SE198WFP"
HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 8600 GT"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 8600 GT"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "DFP-1: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
 
Old 06-03-2008, 06:58 PM   #2
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KDE 4 with which display manager ... gdm?
Try kdm


Best

A. Mani
 
Old 06-04-2008, 02:57 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for responding. I am using kdm (I believe.) However, I got frustrated and reinstalled. I setup kubuntu. I am not able to have seperate x sessions like I used to have, but I got dual screens to work with 'twinview'.

Thanks again for responding... The issue is resolved now...
 
  


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