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I'm trying to get the dual-head working on my GeForce4 ti4400 on Mandrake 9.2. I don't think i totally understand what they're trying to say with configuring the XF86Config-4 file. I get an error when trying to start X with the other screen enabled. I know the driver itself is working because when I startx i see the nvidia logo. Here i a copy of my XF86Config-4 and below that is what error I get. Some stuff is cut out that didn't really have anything to do with it, but I think this is all the information I have that you could use to help me.
# File generated by XFdrake.
# Refer To The XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1280x1024"
# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync
# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630
# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
#Option "TwinView" "on"
#Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "31.5-67"
#Option "SecondMonitorVertRefesh" "50-60"
#Option "MetaModes" "1024x768, 1024x768"
Virtual 1280 1024
Virtual 1280 1024
Virtual 1280 1024
Virtual 1280 1024
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
And here is basically what it says when I startx.
(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 useable configuration.
Hmm I don't think it' the same with the TwinView. It says in the readme all the dual moniter stuff is handled within the driver so we shouldn't even have to specify multiple screens. Well except for what you are supposed to specify in the Device section like like ranges and modes. (or is some part of that wrong?) Any other ideas?
Here is some additional information that might help anyone that is willing to help me. I have my xfree86.0.log here. Theres way too much information in there for my newbie mind to comprehend. The key lines though I thought might give some idea of the problem are as follows:
(II) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s): CRT-1, DFP-0
(--) NVIDIA(0): Detected TV Encoder: Brooktree 871
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Multiple displays connected, but only one display allowed;
(WW) NVIDIA(0): using first display
Both monitors are identical LCD displays. The first one is on VGA the second is on DVI.
Thanks for the tip SLaCk_KiD, I downloaded YanC and used it to configure. I got the same error when starting up X. Since this program configured it for me, I assume there are no problems with my configuration files. Could this mean that there is a problem with the driver or a compatability issue? I don't know. Here is the device section that YanC wrote:
so it should look like that. and if that still doesnt work, then post the output of the /var/adm/XFree86.0.log, i mgiht notice something that isnt correct. I dont knwo if you are new to linux or not, so i dont want to try to sound like a know-it-all, jsut a suggestion.
Sorry it took me so long to reply. Things have been crazy busy over here. Those lines actually were uncommented when i tried it, I had to comment them out so I could start x. The log wasn't in the place you told me but I did find it in /var/log/XFree86.log. You can get that file here. Its actually a slightly older log from before i made these changes, but it's the same error.