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Old 02-23-2009, 05:56 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to setup multiple screen with fedora 10


Hi everyone...
I'm trying to get a multiple screen setup running on my laptop.. I plan to attach one extra screen to the default laptop screen.. I have all the hardware in place (I know this cause I was able to run this configuration with Windows on this very machine before I shifted to Fedora)...
Did some digging around... the closest I could get to anything related to display is the "screen resolution" applet in the System>Preferences>Hardware menu... But I was unable to do anything with it... Googling resulted in suggestions about playing around with the xorg.conf file... but apparently there's no xorg.conf file on my system.. (checked in the /etc/X11/)... Help please..
Thanks in anticipation...
 
Old 02-23-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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The xorg.conf file should be located in /etc/X11/ - if it's missing than something weird is going on.

The System > Administration > Monitor tool (under Gnome, with root privileges) is the way to go for setting up the other monitor, provided that it is attached and recognized by the system.

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Old 02-25-2009, 12:02 AM   #3
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Wink xorg.conf comes after yum install system-config-display

Ok so there is not "xorg.conf" in fc10 in the default installation (or at least the one that I installed)... I did yum install system-config-display and got the "xorg.conf" file and subsequently the System>Administration>Display applet too... However playing around with this applet resulted in nothing.... I'm going to be reckless now ... and I'm planning to play around with my xorg.conf file... for a newbie like me that's a suicide mission I"m guessing (considering all the posts I've read about modifying the xorg.conf).. but what the heck... It'll be fun, I HOPE.. will keep this thread posted with my progress or the lack of it..
 
Old 03-19-2009, 11:58 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Xorg.conf missing in Fedora 10

Xorg.conf is the file for configuring your screen resolution , display drivers and input devices like keyboard and mouse. In Fedora 10 the Xorg.conf is missing from its default location /etc/X11/xorg.conf .

This is not a bug but a new feature. But if you really need it follow the steps below to create it .

Method 1

As root open a terminal and type: Xorg -configure :1

This will create a default xorg.conf in /root/xorg.conf.new which you can copy to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Method 2

Install the rpmfusion repository and as root run :

yum install system-config-display

system-config-display

The last line (system-config-display) will open the Display Manager.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 02:58 AM   #5
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buddy I had already figured that out (read the above post)... however it would be great if you could tell me how to get the multiple screen thing working...
Ps: I've read that this has something to do with the open source "nv" drivers... anybody having any idea????
 
Old 03-24-2009, 12:47 AM   #6
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You can go to NVidia's web site and get their drivers. Just download them and go into run level 3, browse to the download path, run it and follow the instructions. This will install the NVidia configuration app, which will give you a GUI for configuration - including multiple monitors.

Frankly, I've had better luck with the proprietary drivers.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 12:56 AM   #7
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There is an excellent guide for nvidia driver installation on Fedora 10 here:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752
 
Old 03-25-2009, 03:47 AM   #8
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Thumbs up yipeeeeeeeeeeeee

@Galaxy_Stranger
Thanks a ton buddy... it turns out that the open-source "nv" drivers were indeed the problem...(or atleast in my case)... after installing the proprietary drivers I was able to get the multiple screen thing working like a breeze...

@ All s
So here are the steps for any newbie(like me) with fc10 and nvidia cards who wants to get multiple-desktops working on their machines just as they did in windows...

1.) do "yum -y install system-config-display" to get the xorg.conf file
2.) go to http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us... and select your device driver for download.. if you're not sure about what device is installed on your system just do "lspci".. the entry with "VGA" is your graphics adapter...
3.) after the download is complete, do "init 3"..which will stop your X
4.) go to the directory where you downloaded the file and do "sh your_downloaded_driver_filename"... follow the instructions and you should be fine...
5.) do "init 5" to start your X....(if you have an observing eye you'll notice the change as soon as X starts.. the font colors, window transitions and other gui aspects just look fantastic)...
6.) In System>Preferences you'll find the NVIDIA X Server Settings applet.. play around with it and get all that you ever wanted .

Ps: the applet tries to write to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.. in case you get an error while trying to save your configuration.. go to terminal and launch the very same applet with root privileges by doing a "su" and then a "nvidia-settings"...
 
Old 03-28-2009, 09:48 PM   #9
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Good old Fedora, since version 7, it has been in good shape, with bunch of thugs and clowns running their Forum.
http://www.green-house.co.jp/product...vga/index.html
Go there, and work out for yourself, which is easiest way , those gadgets are pretty cheap these days around $10, and you can use them on any system ,Linux ,BSD, Unix! and save wasting your time around Terminal.
 
  


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