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Old 05-16-2006, 12:16 PM   #1
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nvidia driver-xorg.conf problem on rebooting


In order to get TwinView working on a dual monitor system, I installed
nvidia driver version 1.0-8756. I removed the Ubuntu nvidia driver. The
nvidia version installs fine and I let it run nvidia-xconfig. Then I do
startx and it starts fine with TwinView. Great!

But then when I reboot, X fails. Below is part of the log file. Any ideas on what I need to do to get driver working after rebooting?

I have an ASUS video card and motherboard. But I think this is an Ubuntu
issue, not a hardware or nvidia issue. It almost looks like a different
xorg.conf file is being referenced after the reboot. (???)

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

SR

----------------------------------------

(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID" does not exist.
(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in
"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID".
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such file or directory)
(WW) NVIDIA: More than one matching Device section for instances
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Option "MetaModes" requires an string value
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No TwinView "MetaModes" specified; will fall back to
Display
(WW) NVIDIA(0): SubSection modes.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Invalid ConnectedMonitor string token: "Monitor0";
discarding
(WW) NVIDIA(0): token.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Invalid ConnectedMonitor string token: "Monitor1";
discarding
(WW) NVIDIA(0): token.

------------


*** If unresolved symbols were reported above, they might not
*** be the reason for the server aborting.

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting


Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional
information.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 12:52 PM   #2
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well your xorg.conf would be a little bit handy here....

personally i was never a fan of that whole metamodes junk. i preferred having two seperate devices in xorg.conf and then just joining them togheter at serverlayout level, with or without Xinerama.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 04:24 PM   #3
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acid_kewpie -

xorg.conf is below. I thought it wouldn't be an issue since the nvidia drive made it and it worked on the initial startx.

Thanks

--------------------------

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Screen0" 0 0
Screen "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# paths to defoma fonts
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NVIDIA Default Card"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "PCI:3:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NVIDIA Corporation NVIDIA Default Card"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "Yes"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
Option "MetaModes"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "Monitor0, Monitor1"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "NVIDIA Corporation NVIDIA Default Card"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
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hmm that's a little odd. you can see the serverlayout there is joining two screens (what i said i preferred) yet the device section is trying to tackle both video outputs in a single device. I would suggest removing these:
Code:
Option "TwinView" "Yes"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
Option "MetaModes"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "Monitor0, Monitor1"
as if nothign else these are in the wrong place. these are attributes to apply to a device (video card) not a screen, which is the stage of using a fully configured video output method. i would then duplicate the device section and change the names to have a 0 and 1 on the end. then make screen 1 use device 1 and i think that should fall into place. alternatively delete the rightof line in the server layout, move the options above to the device section (and add a valid metamodes line too). this will then see just s aingle screen at X level.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 09:36 AM   #5
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Thanks again. Will check it. I didn't think the conf file could be the problem.

How does TwinView work perfectly when I do startx after the install?

Where does that configuration come from and how can I get at it?
 
  


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