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Old 07-13-2004, 09:42 AM   #1
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nvidia card weirdness


i just installed mandrake 10.0 official on my desktop and got into a few snags with my nividia card. first is my twinview dual desktop doesn't quite work the way its supposed to, and the second is any lack of graphical boot or high res console. mandrake installed an i686-4GB kernel onto my computer that i use, and the nvidia install had to recompile some bits of it. the install completed ok.

1) after editing my XF86Config-4 file with the same options that i had on mandrake 9.x which gave me a working 2560x1024 desktop across my two screens, i got one big 1024x768 screen under mdk 10. twinview shows me one screen across two monitors, instead of two screen connected. half of the screen is "off the monitor" and i need to scroll toget to everything. very annoying.

2) i cant get a graphical / higher resolution startup screen for my kernel messages. im using an nvidia geforce fx 5200 card. i can't get the "enable graphical boot" option in mandrake control center to work. how can i get the graphical boot and console (when i want to use my system without X)?

thanks!
 
Old 07-13-2004, 06:04 PM   #2
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heres my XF86Config-4 file

# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
HorizSync 24-70
VertRefresh 45-120

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
Option "TwinView"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "24-70"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "45-120"
Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768; 800x600,800x600; 640x480,640x480"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, CRT"


EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:42 PM   #3
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anyone know why my twinview shows one 1024x768 screen across two mointors instead of one 2048x768 wide desktop?
 
  


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