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Old 07-30-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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Problem with dualscreen after update to ubuntu 10.04

Hi fellow Linux users.

I have a thinkpad t61p with a 1920x1200 screen.
I also have at docking station with a 1920x1200 primary screen and a 1600x1200 secondary screen.
I use the recommend proprietary Nvidia driver for the Nvidia Quadro FX 570M graphic cart.

All worked perfect with my current xorg.conf file, until i updated to ubuntu 10.04.

The problem is that if I start up my computer outside my docking station it starts up with a 1600x1200 resolution, where it should be 1920x1200.
When i start up in the docking station all works perfect.

My xorg.file looks like this.
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildd@palmer)  Sun Feb  1 20:21:04 UTC 2009

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"

Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"

Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: xconfig, VertRefresh source: xconfig
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "CRT-0"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 94.0
    VertRefresh     48.0 - 85.0
    Option         "DPMS"

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "Quadro FX 570M"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "1"
    Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-1"
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT: 1600x1200 +1920+0, DFP-1: 1920x1200 +0+0; CRT: NULL, DFP-1: 1920x1200 +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
If somebody could help me it would be great. it is really annoying

Regards Ulrik
Old 08-01-2010, 07:06 AM   #2
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Have you considered using small xradnr command at startup?
Old 08-03-2010, 03:56 PM   #3
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Hi no I have not.
I am not that familiar with writhing my own code. But if it could solve my problem I should properly try.

Do you have any good How tos ore tutorials to set up the shript.

Regards Ulrik


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