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Old 01-01-2009, 04:28 AM   #1
maestro52
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Question Why can't I get x-config and xorg.conf to give me two displays?


Please forgive me for coming in here this way, but this was the closest thread I could find and the easiest way I could conclude for asking for your help.I also hope you will excuse me being so wordy but I do not know how else to tell you my problem.

My computer is using a Phenom motherboard with 8gb of memory and an EVGA Geforce 9500GT video card, I am also using FC10.

I first was not able to get FC10 to see both my 19" lcd monitor and my 40" lcd tv. It saw the monitor, which was the original setting, but just would not see or project anything onto the tv. I do not remember what happened but nvidia settings eventually saw the tv but still would not send a signal to the tv. If I disconnected the monitor and connected the tv to that dvi port I could see Fedora and such, but adjusting the resolution was quite difficult since I had to do it after already being on the tv.

Even then, games and movies would present themselves appropriately but Fedora frames, bars, etc.. along with the browsers were all out of proportion. Of course, even if everything was correctly presented, I still wanted to be able to use both dvi ports and I was not able to do so.

In doing some research I have found how to get the nvidia display settings system to give me the x-config file I needed for xorg.conf to see the edid and such to sort of allow the tv to get the signal, but that is all it did. When I have the computer monitor and the tv on I see everything on my monitor but only see the Fedora background on my tv. Odd as usual for me!.

In fact, when I move my mouse to the right of the screen on the monitor it will actually pass over to the tv. This is still not at all what I was looking for, but I thought, maybe I could move the browser over there as well, but that was not possible. I really do not want to have to decide between the two or repetitively switch the cables between the two. So I am truly hoping someone can help me. Please!
 
Old 01-01-2009, 04:36 AM   #2
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Question Oh I forgot to show thie following info.

This is my xorg.conf that shows everything on the 19" monitor, but only shows the background on the 40" tv. I hope this is helpful.
__________________________________________________________________________
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1"
EndSection

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

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

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# keyboard added by rhpxl
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster"
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "SAMSUNG"
HorizSync 26.0 - 76.0
VertRefresh 23.0 - 61.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 9500 GT"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device1"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 9500 GT"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "DFP-0: 1280x1024 +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Device1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "DFP-1: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
________________________________________________________________________

Does anyone see what is missing or incorrect?
 
  


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