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Old 07-07-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
millionknives
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xinerama slack-current


Ok I've been trying to setup xinerama for a few days now, done some googling has'nt helped me at all, After editing the conf file and getting the correct values I get the error that the devices dont exist, i do a pci scan and they show that thier there in the location that I specified so I'm at a loss now. I'm using slackware current heres my config file for xorg.


Code:
# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
#    Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
#    Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
#    MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
#    ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS0"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS1"
# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.
#    Option "Protocol"	"Xqueue"
# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.
#    Option "BaudRate"		"9600"
#    Option "SampleRate"	"150"
# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
#    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
#    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"
# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
#    Option "ChordMiddle"
	Identifier  "Mouse1"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Buttons" "3"
# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
# The mouse device.  The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/mouse"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
#    HorizSync	30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync	31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync	15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies
# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
	Identifier   "Monitor1"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 150.0
	VertRefresh  40.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor2"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 79.0
	VertRefresh  40.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Device"

    #VideoRam    4096
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
	Identifier  "Card1"
	Driver      "vesa"
	BusID       "00:0b.0"
#Voodoo3
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Card2"
	Driver      "trident"
	ChipId      0x0
	ChipRev     0x0
	BusID       "01:00.0"
	IRQ         0
#Cyberblade
EndSection

Section "Screen"

# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.
#   DefaultDepth 8
#   DefaultDepth 16
#   DefaultDepth 32
# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution.  If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)
	Identifier "Screen 1"
	Device     "Card1"
	Monitor    "Monitor1"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     8
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     32
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen2"
	Device     "Card2"
	Monitor    "Monitor2"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     8
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     32
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
As you can see I haven't completely configured the screens to thier best preformance but they work with no problems at the moment and once xinerama works I'd like to finish configuring it then of course if it comes down to it then I will, Anyone got any ideas on this? O yeah just in case its of some help I'm running a 2.4.31 kernel.
 
Old 07-12-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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I just made a dual head about 10 minutes ago (and I'm looking up voodoo3 3d accelloration). What I did was this-

1. Copied my working X11 config to like xorg.conf.working
2. Ran-
# X -configure
3. Edited /root/xorg.conf.new so that both of my videocards run on 16 bit and at 1024x768 (if you don't, only one monitor works, or atleast for me it happened).
4. Added-
Code:
Section "ServerFlags"
  Option "Xinerama" "true"
  
EndSection
To my configuration
5. $ startx

And I got my dual-head. Take a look at-
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Xinerama-HOWTO/index.html

Hope this helps.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 09:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Jc,
Well following what you told me i got something new (which has brought my spirts up that much more ) anyways now it does'nt give me an error report at all (which means something must be going right) but I just a blank screen (both monitors) so heres the new config

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "xtrap"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
  Option "Xinerama" "true"
  
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Gateway"
	ModelName    "EV500"
        HorizSync     31.5 - 64.3
        VertRefresh   30.0 - 68.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor1"
	VendorName   "Dell"
	ModelName    "Trinitron"
	HorizSync     30.0 - 85.0
        VertRefresh   48.0 - 120.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "UsePIO"             	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "NoSLI"              	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "TexturedVideo"      	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DRI"                	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "tdfx"
	VendorName  "3Dfx Interactive, Inc."
	BoardName   "Voodoo 3"
	BusID       "PCI:0:11:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "PciRetry"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SetMClk"            	# <freq>
        #Option     "MUXThreshold"       	# <i>
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Rotate"             	# [<str>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "NoMMIO"             	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoPciBurst"         	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "MMIOonly"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "CyberShadow"        	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "CyberStretch"       	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvHsync"            	# <i>
        #Option     "XvVsync"            	# <i>
        #Option     "XvBskew"            	# <i>
        #Option     "XvRskew"            	# <i>
        #Option     "FpDelay"            	# <i>
        #Option     "Display1400"        	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Display"            	# [<str>]
        #Option     "GammaBrightness"    	# [<str>]
        #Option     "TVChipset"          	# [<str>]
        #Option     "TVSignal"           	# <i>
	Identifier  "Card1"
	Driver      "trident"
	VendorName  "Trident Microsystems"
	BoardName   "CyberBlade/i1"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
        	Modes "1024x768"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen1"
	Device     "Card1"
	Monitor    "Monitor1"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes "1024x768"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
I am using a EV500 for one monitor and a Trintron From dell (unsure which model number but it works in single screen mode) have'nt tried out the EV500 alone on this computer but hooking it up to the laptop it works just fine. (up to 1280 by something dont have the laptop at this moment to use). I know that currently with the pci video card the builtin (agp please correct me if I'm wrong) card turns off at bootup is there something in the bios i need to change so it will be accessiable or is there something else? As I said seeing as it does'nt error out I'm hoping its just hardware at this point this has really got my spirts up on having duel monitors thanks again Jc.

Last edited by millionknives; 07-14-2005 at 10:25 AM.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 02:59 PM   #4
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Disregarding my last post, checked around (I'm thinking I read it somewhere)anyways I did need to have agp as default changed that on bios reboot..command line..woohoo it gets be a black screen but now with a plus, the cursor when starting kde (the little X) but it just stays that way I can move it back and forth across the screens tho which is showing its working, but I wonder why kde doesnt load *back to searching*
 
Old 07-14-2005, 04:45 PM   #5
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More changes.. but now it works xorg and xinerama don't like to mix all to well.. and thats with slack current I know I'm not the only person who had/has trouble with xinerama and slack current but thanks for the help jc I got pointed in the right direction (that agp/pci setting in the bios can really throw people off) thanks for all the help. (I even got a screeny of it all in the profile thanks again)

Last edited by millionknives; 07-14-2005 at 04:50 PM.
 
  


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