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Old 12-19-2005, 12:21 PM   #1
0okami
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someone double check my xorg.conf plz? (tri-monitor woes ubuntu 5.10)


im having issues getting a tri-monitor set up going.
Its working fine in windows, but i want to get it going in linux
65.189.185.5/2005-12-18_ookami_workstation.jpg

After three days (going on 4) of reading, trial and error, 5 reformats.... I still dont have it working right.

the hardware:
* NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200 Ultra]
This card has two monitors attached and its working beautifully in linux on twinview using nvidia drivers.

*NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]
This card has 1 monitor attached... it behaves ok by its self. But it refuses to display anything after it reaches the GDM. It shows boot up process and all... but it wont show GDM. The GDM screen is passed to theother two monitors to display. If i set the xorg.conf for only the fx5500, i can boot into gnome just fine.

Im almost certain its something really simple but frustration has taken its tool on me and its time to seek help from the pros here

I present you my xorg.conf
Code:
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load	"GLcore"
	Load	"i2c"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
	Load	"dbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200 Ultra]"
	Driver		"nvidia"
	BusID		"PCI:2:0:0"
	# these lines were added by ookami to implement a second monitor
	Option          "TwinView" "on"
	Option          "MetaModes" "1280x1024,1280x1024"
	Option          "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-81"
	Option          "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "56-75"
	Option          "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"   
	Option		"NoLogo" "true"
	#end dual monitor
EndSection

########adding third monitor device
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]"
	Driver		"nvidia"
	BusID		"PCI:1:10:0"
EndSection
############ end third monitor vid card


Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"SyncMaster"
	Option		"DPMS"
EndSection

################ added monitor
Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"3rd_monitor"
	Option		"DPMS"
	HorizSync	30-81
	VertRefresh	56-75
EndSection
###############end added

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"screen1"
	Device		"NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200 Ultra]"
	Monitor		"SyncMaster"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection



######### added  screen specs
Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"screen2"
	Device		"NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]"
	Monitor		"3rd_monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
######## end added



Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
####next 2 lines added (per exmlp linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=394180 )
	Screen		"screen1"
	Screen	"screen1" LeftOf "screen2"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
EndSection


Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
EndSection

Could someone double check that and tell me what i might be missing? or doing wrong?
Thanks.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 11:42 PM   #2
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did you get it working?

what type of error/log messages where you getting (when it failed).

oh yea, you should NEVER have to reformat. (except for new installs).

and.. you NEVER have to re-install linux.

unless of course you root the guts outa it.

Last edited by halvy; 01-02-2006 at 11:45 PM.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 01:11 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 0okami
im having issues getting a tri-monitor set up going.
Its working fine in windows, but i want to get it going in linux
65.189.185.5/2005-12-18_ookami_workstation.jpg

After three days (going on 4) of reading, trial and error, 5 reformats.... I still dont have it working right.

the hardware:
* NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200 Ultra]
This card has two monitors attached and its working beautifully in linux on twinview using nvidia drivers.

*NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]
This card has 1 monitor attached... it behaves ok by its self. But it refuses to display anything after it reaches the GDM. It shows boot up process and all... but it wont show GDM. The GDM screen is passed to theother two monitors to display. If i set the xorg.conf for only the fx5500, i can boot into gnome just fine.

Im almost certain its something really simple but frustration has taken its tool on me and its time to seek help from the pros here

I present you my xorg.conf
If you can live without the twinview try this it should give you 3 individual desktops you may need to put in the refresh rates for the first monitor section.

Code:
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
#	Load	"GLcore"
	Load	"i2c"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"ddc"
#	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
	Load	"dbe"
        Load "xtrap"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200 Ultra]"
	Driver		"nvidia"
	BusID		"PCI:2:0:0"
	 Option		"NoLogo" "true"
         Screen            0
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200 Ultra]2"
	Driver		"nvidia"
	BusID		"PCI:2:0:0"
	Option		"NoLogo" "true"
        Screen            1
EndSection


Section "Device"
	Identifier	"NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]"
	Driver		"nvidia"
	BusID		"PCI:1:10:0"
        Option		"NoLogo" "true"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"SyncMaster"
	Option		"DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Monitor1"
	Option       "DPMS"
        HorizSync     30-81
        VertRefresh   56-75
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Monitor2"
	Option		"DPMS"
	HorizSync	    30-81
	VertRefresh   56-75
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Screen0"
	Device		"NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200 Ultra]"
	Monitor		"SyncMaster"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Screen1"
	Device		"NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200 Ultra]2"
	Monitor		"Monitor1"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Screen2"
	Device		"NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]"
	Monitor		"Monitor2"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection




Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen	0  "Screen0" 0 0
        Screen	1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
	Screen	2  "Screen2" LeftOf "Screen0"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
EndSection


#Section "DRI"
#	Mode	0666
#EndSection
 
Old 01-04-2006, 09:28 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! Well, i managed to get it working. It seems i forgot the xinerama option. simple enough *sigh*

However thanks for the info. Would that example xorg allow moving items between screens?
 
Old 01-04-2006, 10:40 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 0okami
Thanks guys! Well, i managed to get it working. It seems i forgot the xinerama option. simple enough *sigh*

However thanks for the info. Would that example xorg allow moving items between screens?
No it just gives you 3 individual screens where you have to start in each.
 
  


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