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Old 09-10-2004, 04:31 PM   #1
LordRaven
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I have an onboard AGP, but want to use my nVidia card in my AGP slot. xorg.conf help


Okay, I have an onboard SiS AGP, and I also have an nVidia GeForce2 32mb VGA AGP. I believe that my computer is using the onboard AGP, because whenever I change the driver from "vesa" to "nvidia" in xorg.conf, X won't start up, and I need to replace my xorg.conf with a backup.

Load "dri" doesn't exist and neither does
Load "GLcore" or whatever it's called.

What am I supposed to do to get the nvidia drivers to work? How can I disable the onboard AGP, or make the nvidia AGP my primary AGP? Thank you for you time.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 06:08 PM   #2
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Are you able to disable the onboard video in the Bios? Once you've done this, the computer should use your AGP card exclusively.

Once you've done that, rerun xorgconfig (as root) and answer the questions, configuring it for the generic Nvidia cards - you can then edit the generate xorg.conf to load Nvidia's driver.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 06:20 PM   #3
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Xorg -configure didn't work very well for me but it did give me some pointers which enabled me to edit my old XF86Config and rename it xorg.conf. If it's any help, this works with my Nvidia GeForce FX 5200
Code:
Section "Module"
	Load	"dbe"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	SubSection	"extmod"
		Option	"omit xfree86-dga"  
	EndSubSection
EndSection

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

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option	"BlankTime" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Keyboard1"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"AutoRepeat" "500 30"
	Option		"XkbModel"   "pc105"
	Option		"XkbLayout"  "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Mouse1"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"Protocol"	"IMPS/2"
	Option		"Device"	"/dev/psaux"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"	"4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"SDM-S71R"
	HorizSync	32.0 - 65.0
	VertRefresh	50-65
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"GeForce FX 5200"
	Driver		"nvidia"
	Option		"NoLogo"	"TRUE"
	Option		"RenderAccel"	"TRUE"
	Option		"UseEdidFreqs"	"TRUE"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Screen 1"
	Device		"GeForce FX 5200"
	Monitor		"SDM-S71R"
	DefaultDepth	24
	Subsection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x1024"
		ViewPort	0 0
	EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Simple Layout"
	Screen		"Screen 1"
	InputDevice	"Mouse1"	"CorePointer"
	InputDevice	"Keyboard1"	"CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
 
Old 09-11-2004, 02:18 AM   #4
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In windows, I'm able to use both of my video cards simultaneously, giving me a total of 64mb of RAM, is it possible for this to happen in linux also? If not, basically I would have to change my BIOS settings everytime I changed between OSs. This seems kind of like a hassle, is there any other way to do this so I don't need to constantly change BIOS settings?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 02:34 AM   #5
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try just putting the info for the card you want to use in xorg.conf
along with its BusID (eg: BusID "PCI:1:0:0")
 
Old 09-11-2004, 03:02 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by LordRaven
(1) In windows, I'm able to use both of my video cards simultaneously, (2) giving me a total of 64mb of RAM
1. Makes sence.
2. Is complete googliemooglie. Enabling on-board vid cards always TAKES AWAY your RAM. < Bad for performance.

Do you really use 2 monitors in Windows?
- If you dont, turn that on-board off for good.
- If you do, use that PCI assignment trick posed above.

If you also want 2 monitors (driven by 2 different vid cards) under linux - look for "dual head", not Xinerama.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 03:37 AM   #7
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I was able to get it to work just fine by running the xorgconfig command. My mousewheel still doesn't work though... I have a USB Mircrosoft Intellimouse... witht the little green adapter that allows me to plug it into my PS2 mouse port. Is that considered a PS2 Intellimouse? None of my extra buttons work, cept for pressing my mousewheel, which does something weird, it apparently takes me to my homepage or something, not sure yet...
when I click it in this textbox it gives me this:

extrahttp://www.google.com/http://www.google.com/http://www.google.com/

what the heck is my mouse doing?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 03:41 AM   #8
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I think I've found out what it does... It kind of pastes urls that I've copied.... and if I click it on a page, then it loads the url... I've never seen a mouse button do that before. Can anyone help me fix my mouse?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 04:07 AM   #9
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Post the relevant lines of your xorg.conf for your mouse please
 
Old 09-11-2004, 04:19 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by LordRaven
cept for pressing my mousewheel, which does something weird
Goto: about:config

Set middlemouse.contentLoadURL --> False (This will disable --> Homepage)
Set middlemouse.paste --> False (This will disable pasting in text box with middle mouse)

(This is all assuming you're in Moz / FFox)

Last edited by SBing; 09-11-2004 at 04:21 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 10:21 PM   #11
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what does the Goto: about: config mean?

also, my xorg.conf file looks like this:

# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

# Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse.

# Option "Resolution" "256"

# 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"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Other input device sections
# this is optional and is required only if you
# are using extended input devices. This is for example only. Refer
# to the XF86Config man page for a description of the options.
# **********************************************************************
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "Mouse2"
# Driver "mouse"
# Option "Protocol" "MouseMan"
# Option "Device" "/dev/mouse2"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "spaceball"
# Driver "magellan"
# Option "Device" "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "spaceball2"
# Driver "spaceorb"
# Option "Device" "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "touchscreen0"
# Driver "microtouch"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "MinX" "1412"
# Option "MaxX" "15184"
# Option "MinY" "15372"
# Option "MaxY" "1230"
# Option "ScreenNumber" "0"
# Option "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
# Option "ButtonNumber" "1"
# Option "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "touchscreen1"
# Driver "elo2300"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "MinX" "231"
# Option "MaxX" "3868"
# Option "MinY" "3858"
# Option "MaxY" "272"
# Option "ScreenNumber" "0"
# Option "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
# Option "ButtonThreshold" "17"
# Option "ButtonNumber" "1"
# Option "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection
 
Old 09-14-2004, 02:19 PM   #12
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Quote:
what does the Goto: about: config mean?
just figured this out myself
type "about:config" in your browser's location bar
 
Old 09-15-2004, 06:22 AM   #13
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Edit your xorg.conf file to add these lines:
Code:
    Option "Buttons"         "5"
    Option "ZAxisMapping"    "4 5"
just below where you see:
Code:
    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"        "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"          "/dev/mouse"
Then change the following line:
Code:
    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
to
Code:
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
And get in the habit of using the 'search' function here in the forum. The scroll mouse question is the most asked (and most annoying) question in this forum. If you search, chances are you'll get an answer more quickly, and the forum won't be clogged up with several threads asking the same question, which will in turn make the search work more effectively.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 09-15-2004, 11:06 AM   #14
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Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"

i have had this in my config for a long time,
but it never turned the scroll button off.
using intellimouse 5 button on serial.

it did turn the emulation off
button1 + button2 != button3
 
Old 09-16-2004, 12:27 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by kodon
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"

i have had this in my config for a long time,
but it never turned the scroll button off.
using intellimouse 5 button on serial.

it did turn the emulation off
button1 + button2 != button3
That's all it's supposed to do. SBing already gave the fix for disabling the middle-button paste for Mozilla/Firefox in post #10.

Don't know why you'd want to disable it altogether, but you could do that by changing the 'protocol' back to PS/2.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
  


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