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Old 03-06-2006, 12:07 AM   #1
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Dual Monitor setup... video playing problem

got a dual monitor setup working... nvidia docs on their site worked a treat btw...

i got 1 monitor and 1 TV...

i can use the 2 as seperate entities... each has it's own screen...

playing divX avi files through any player on TV doesn't work.

but it works fine on the monitor
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Wed Dec 14 16:39:22 PST 2005

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "single head configuration"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    Screen	1  "Screen1" rightOf "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
    RgbPath         "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    FontPath        "unix/:7100"

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

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

# -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#                  Monitors
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName      "LCD Panel 1280x1024"
    HorizSync       31.5 - 67.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 75.0
    Option         "dpms"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor1"
    VendorName     "TV"
    ModelName      "Phillips TV"
    HorizSync       30-50
    VertRefresh     60
    Option "TVStandard" "PAL-I"
    Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
    Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"

# -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#                  Devices
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName      "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen         0
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard1"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName      "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
    # Edit the BusID with the location of your graphics card
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen         1

# -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#                  Screens
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen0"
    Device      "Videocard0"
    Monitor     "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1600x1200" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" 

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen1"
    Device      "Videocard1"
    Monitor     "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" 
that's my xorg.conf

is there something obvious i'm missing??
Thanks in advance
Old 04-12-2006, 03:41 AM   #2
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Are you still playing around with this? Sorry this reply is so long after your post.

As far as I can tell, your conf file looks right. What I would suggest you try though, is to change some things around (saving the original xorg file first, of course) to test. If you swapped references to the monitors, and updated the screen/layout sections to reflect that (So, it sees your TV as the 'primary' display, and the CRT as the 'secondary'), your problem may now be on the CRT, instead of the TV.

I've seen this happen in some cases, and it at least lets you know whether your TV is the problem or not.

Is it just divX/AVI files? Do 'any' movie files work at all? How about DVD?


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