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Old 06-21-2010, 03:40 AM   #1
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Fedora 13 nVidia dual displays help needed


Hello I am running Fedora 13 32 bit with nVidia GeForce FX 5200 dual display AGP card.

I followed the steps on:

http://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia#he...4dd714873afeff

But when I reboot I just get black screen I have to rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf then x auto starts,

I would like to have seperate displays.

I boot into runlevel 3
system-config-display will not let me select the second video card for dual head?
When in Gnome nvidia-settings tells me their is no xorg.conf to run nvidia-xconfg so I cannt configure it.

/sbin/lspci | grep VGA
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51G [GeForce 6100] (rev a2)

I have included my Xorg.0.log also the xorg.conf that nvidia-xconfig makes(this is a copy of it) I can provide more info if needed.
any suggestions would be great thanks
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:51 AM   #2
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This is a useful guide to getting separate displays working with nVidia graphics adaptors.
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/n...i=&p_topview=1
The 'nvidia-settings' utility can be useful for optimising your setup.

Last edited by allend; 06-21-2010 at 06:53 AM.
 
Old 06-21-2010, 07:02 AM   #3
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thanks for replying allend

I have a problem when:
In Gnome nvidia-settings tells me their is no xorg.conf to run nvidia-xconfg so I cannt configure it?

thank you
 
Old 06-21-2010, 07:06 AM   #4
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Please post your xorg.conf file. It was not in your original post, just the Xorg.0.log file.
 
Old 06-21-2010, 07:17 AM   #5
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please note that i boot into run level 3
and run nvidia-xconfig and this is the xorg.conf it makes, I just renamed it to this so I can have it as a backup and can delete it to have x start.
thanks
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:38 AM   #6
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Try this is as your xorg.conf file. Note that I have assumed that your second monitor is the same as your first. If this is not the case, then you will need to make appropriate alterations in the Monitor section.

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
    ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
    Option         "AIGLX" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "keyboard"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "DELL A0009"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 63.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 76.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor1"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "DELL A0009"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 63.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 76.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce FX 5200"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen          0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device1"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce FX 5200"
    BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
    Screen          1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
    Option         "metamodes" "DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    # Options below may not be necessary
    Option         "DisableGLXRootClipping" "true"
    Option         "RenderAccel" "true"
    Option         "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen1"
    Device         "Device1"
    Monitor        "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    # Options below may not be necessary
    Option         "DisableGLXRootClipping" "true"
    Option         "RenderAccel" "true"
    Option         "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
 
Old 06-21-2010, 08:20 AM   #7
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ok I tryed that xorg.conf
it gave me errors no display?
i will include the logs
thanks
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File Type: log Xorg.1.log (5.6 KB, 1 views)
 
Old 06-21-2010, 08:28 AM   #8
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Quote:
[ 65.521] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
[ 65.521] (EE) No drivers available.
You do not appear to have the nvidia kernel module available.
Have you installed the nVidia proprietary driver?
 
Old 06-21-2010, 10:30 AM   #9
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ok your right I did not have my driver unistalled

I now installed:
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.25-pkg1.run
and then I rebooted I let it try to use the xorg.conf the driver made but my screens just flashed over and over.....
next I used the xorg.conf you made for me here, after booting, screens went black and I waited bout 4 mins had to delete your xorg.conf
to get back into Gnome.

I dont know if this will be helpfull
Left Mointor is dell LCD model E152fpc
Right Mointor is Gateway CRT model LE500
I would like to set them both at 1024x768 if possible on seperate displays.

I will include the logs
thanks for helping
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File Type: log Xorg.1.log (11.0 KB, 1 views)
File Type: log Xorg.3.log (11.0 KB, 1 views)
 
Old 06-21-2010, 11:01 AM   #10
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Quote:
[ 102.356] ================ WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING ================
[ 102.356] This server has a video driver ABI version of 7.0 that is not
supported by this NVIDIA driver. Please check
http://www.nvidia.com/ for driver updates or downgrade to an X
server with a supported driver ABI.
You are running Xorg 1.8.0 and the nVidia driver for your card does not support this.
http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linu...general/370383
You could try the open source driver recommended in the above link, or else downgrade to an earlier version of Xorg that is supported by the nVidia driver.
I have no experience with Fedora, so this issue may be best pursued on your distribution's forums.

PS
Your monitors are being detected as:
Quote:
[ 103.072] (--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce FX 5200 at PCI:1:0:0:
[ 103.072] (--) NVIDIA(0): DELL E152FP (CRT-0)
[ 103.072] (--) NVIDIA(0): Gateway LE500 (CRT-1)
so you may want to update the names in the Screen sections of the xorg.conf.
 
Old 06-21-2010, 11:34 AM   #11
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Ok confusing I read the page but I am not sure the name of the open source driver or where to get it?

I am not sure I would know how to downgrade xorg either.

I will add in the info about my monitors in my xorg.conf
thank you
 
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The name of the open source driver is 'nouveau'.
It was probably installed as part of FC13.
The 'nouveau' driver is still in development; the last version I tried worked OK while in X but caused problems when leaving X. This may be improved since then.
 
  


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