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Old 07-23-2007, 02:11 PM   #1
killfixx
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ATI AND nVidia proprietary in same machine?


I was wondering (couldn't find it anywhere) if I could use the proprietary drivers from ATI and nVidia in the same machine for a dual head setup:
nVidia NV6 (Vanta\Vanta LT 16MB) AGP 4x - Dell Ultrascan P990

ATI Rage 128 SE/RG 16MB PCI - Gateway Vivitron 17in (CPD-GF250T)


Sorry, thi is gonna be huge...I've been poking around on the internet trying to find a solution...only the secondary monitor is working in linux (Kubuntu feisty, 2.6.20-16) (x.org 11 v 70,200,000. Crazy newbie...
Start xorg.conf paste -------------------------------------
Section "Device"
identifier "nVidia Corporation NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT]"
boardname "RIVA TNT2"
busid "PCI:1:0:0"
driver "nvidia"
screen 0
vendorname "RIVA"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
identifier "Generic Monitor"
vendorname "Dell"
modelname "Dell P990"
HorizSync 30.0-96.0
VertRefresh 48.0-120.0
# modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
# modeline "640x480@72" 31.5 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -vsync -hsync
# modeline "640x480@75" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -vsync -hsync
# modeline "640x480@85" 36.0 640 696 752 832 480 481 484 509 -vsync -hsync
# modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "800x600@72" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "800x600@75" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "800x600@85" 56.3 800 832 896 1048 600 601 604 631 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "832x624@75" 57.284 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -vsync -hsync
# modeline "1024x768@85" 94.5 1024 1072 1168 1376 768 769 772 808 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "1024x768@75" 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "1024x768@70" 75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
# modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
# modeline "1024x768@43" 44.9 1024 1032 1208 1264 768 768 776 817 +hsync interlace +vsync
# modeline "1152x864@75" 108.0 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "1280x1024@75" 135.0 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync
# modeline "1280x960@85" 148.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 960 961 964 1011 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "1280x1024@85" 157.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "1280x960@75" 129.86 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 -hsync +vsync
# modeline "1400x1050@60" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
# modeline "1400x1050@75" 155.85 1400 1496 1648 1896 1050 1051 1054 1096 -hsync +vsync
# modeline "1600x1200@65" 175.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "1600x1200@60" 162.0 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "1600x1200@75" 202.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "1600x1200@70" 189.0 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
# modeline "1792x1344@60" 204.8 1792 1920 2120 2448 1344 1345 1348 1394 -hsync +vsync
# modeline "1856x1392@60" 218.3 1856 1952 2176 2528 1392 1393 1396 1439 -hsync +vsync
# modeline "1920x1440@60" 234.0 1920 2048 2256 2600 1440 1441 1444 1500 -hsync +vsync
# modeline "2048x1536@60" 266.95 2048 2200 2424 2800 1536 1537 1540 1589 -hsync +vsync
gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "nVidia Corporation NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT]"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
depth 24
modes "1280x1024@75" "1280x960@60" "1152x864@75" "1280x960@85" "1024x768@43" "1280x1024@85" "1024x768@60" "1280x1024@60" "1024x768@70" "1280x960@75" "1024x768@75" "1400x1050@60" "1024x768@85" "1400x1050@75" "832x624@75" "1600x1200@65" "800x600@60" "1600x1200@60" "800x600@85" "1600x1200@75" "800x600@75" "1600x1200@70" "800x600@72" "1792x1344@60" "800x600@56" "1856x1392@60" "640x480@85" "1920x1440@60" "640x480@75" "2048x1536@60" "640x480@72" "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
screen 1 "screen1" rightof "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
# InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
Section "device" #
identifier "device1"
boardname "ATI Rage 128"
busid "PCI:2:10:0"
driver "ati"
# driver "r128"
screen 0
vendorname "ATI"
option "MergedFB" "off"
EndSection
Section "screen" #
identifier "screen1"
device "device1"
defaultdepth 24
monitor "monitor1"
SubSection "Display"
depth 24
modes "1280x1024@60" "1280x960@60" "1024x768@43" "1024x768@60" "1024x768@70" "1024x768@75" "832x624@75" "800x600@60" "800x600@85" "800x600@75" "800x600@72" "800x600@56" "640x480@85" "640x480@75" "640x480@72" "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection
Section "monitor" #
identifier "monitor1"
vendorname "Gateway"
modelname "Gateway Vivitron 17"
HorizSync 31.5-64
VertRefresh 50-120
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
modeline "640x480@72" 31.5 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -vsync -hsync
modeline "640x480@75" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -vsync -hsync
modeline "640x480@85" 36.0 640 696 752 832 480 481 484 509 -vsync -hsync
modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@72" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@75" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@85" 56.3 800 832 896 1048 600 601 604 631 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline "832x624@75" 57.284 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1024x768@75" 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1024x768@70" 75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1024x768@43" 44.9 1024 1032 1208 1264 768 768 776 817 +hsync interlace +vsync
modeline "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
gamma 1.0
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
option "Xinerama" "true"
EndSection
End xorg.conf paste ---------------------------------------------

So I understand that I've made a couple of changes but most of this information came from the systemsettings.py module in guidance...I was able to research that much...I made a couple of changes...but as far as I knew I just commented out a couple things...and added one line that i later commented out for the r128 drivers...

Immediately after running the (kubuntu menu items to follow) system settings -> monitor and display, I made the necessary additions so I could see both monitors...Worked (almost) out ok...I could see both monitors...but the resolution on my primary (dell) was way off...It was doing some sort of panning thing...I know what modes the monitor can handle (I dl'ed the pdf and studied it) and I'm not sure what I need to do to get it to look right...

So, after I installed the nvidia drivers (I wanted a good res 1280x1024@75-85hz) it didn't change anything...
Then I changed the line in xorg.conf for the ati card "driver "ati""
to "driver "r128"" and the system came back with only the ati screen...

I have no idea what to do...I'm seriously thinking about uninstalling and going with xubuntu and just import my xorg.conf settings and dl any soft I actually want to use...

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

And to the first question...Can I use both proprietary drivers at the same time...to get the best performance or are they mutualy exclusive?

Thank you...

killfixx
 
  


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