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Old 08-25-2003, 11:55 AM   #1
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Help with Xinerama. NVIDIA & Voodoo 3 Card


Hi, I have having so major problems getting my second graphics card to work at all. I have now had to use the original XF86Config file to get back my NVIDIA monitor working. Could someone please tell me how i get the Voodoo card working please... I know the Drinver is "tdfx"

I have included the config file here, so if anyone could edit it for me that would be cool. If not could someone explain how i get the second card working!

Im also using RH9. If you need anymore info let me know.

I have also read the man pages and countless howtos

Anyhelp would be greatfully apreciated.



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# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

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"
EndSection

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

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 "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "COMPAQ 7500"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 140.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

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Old 08-25-2003, 12:28 PM   #2
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please list your system specs... I'm a little confused, you have a voodoo 3 but you're using the geforce 4 driver?
 
Old 08-25-2003, 12:36 PM   #3
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Hi, Ok.... I have 2 graphics cards. 1 is a NVIDIA card and the other is a Voodoo 3 Card.

I have my NVIDIA card working and i wish to get my Voodoo 3 card working to so i can have 2 deskops on 2 diffretn monitors, using the 2 diffrent cards.

My computer is Intel P4 2.6Ghz with 60GB and 20GB HD on RAID1 with 1GB of memory.

Thanks

 
Old 08-25-2003, 12:39 PM   #4
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I am unsure of xfree86's support for that... Can't you just have your nvidia card use dual monitors?
 
Old 08-25-2003, 12:45 PM   #5
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Hi, There is support for this in Redhat, its using the Xinerama extention... I have had this working before, but i reinstalled RH last night and have forgotton how to do this.

My NVIDIA card only has one output for a monitor so i would be unable to have it connected to 2 monitors.

Aaron
 
Old 08-25-2003, 01:33 PM   #6
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If this is a fresh install, try plugging both video cards in and then doing a redhat install, that might help with getting them both set up. Also, the voodoo3 should be pretty much plug-in and play, when you plug it in what happens?
 
Old 08-25-2003, 01:36 PM   #7
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Well when i plug it in it just tells me its going to configure it, and then it does nothing, and the config file above stays the same.

I know the card works because i took the NVIDIA card out and boot linux with just the Voodoo card in it.

Aaron
 
Old 08-25-2003, 02:19 PM   #8
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Here, I found something. I this should help you, let me know if you have any kinks but I think you just have to set them up individually before starting...


http://www.redhat.com/mirrors/LDP/HO...WTO/index.html
 
Old 08-25-2003, 02:53 PM   #9
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Hey, Thanks for that, Ill try this now and i will let you know what happens :-)
 
  


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