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Old 02-01-2006, 11:10 AM   #1
quantumnicity
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Dual display problems with Linux 10.0 and Nvidia GeForce 6800


Hi folks,

i'm a semi-newbie here on the forum, and i've just succesfully installed Suse 10.0 on my Dell Dimension alongside Windows XP Professional with a Nvidia GeForce 6800 graphic card with dual display capabilities (one digital, the other analog). I had tried this with an earlier version (i believe it was 9.2), but no dice- it didn't come to grips with the SATA hard drive and didn't even recognize it.

anyway, my problem is trying to get the twinview functionality to work properly, but it doesn't seem to work. i found some other postings related to this subject for similar graphic cards and edited the XF86.conf file accordingly, but alas- no luck. however, before i changed the file to include a second monitor, only a single monitor was showing up in Yast- however after i had changed the XF86.conf file, it did acknowledge that a second monitor was available, but when i tried to change the settings in Yast and test them (i.e. twinview,xinerama on, e.t.c.) it gave me an error message and instructed me to look at the file /var/log/Xorg.99.log. also, while i can see something on the secong monitor and can tell that it is obviously in the clone mode, it is a horrible resolution, the colors are all mixed up, and it's just completely distorted. the display on the first monitor is fine. i KNOW that it is very close to working, because when i boot Linux there is a perfect symmetrical display on both of the monitors in the clone mode- but as soon as the desktop appears, the second monitor goes blurry and takes on that bad resolution.

nevertheless, i'm having lots of fun tinkering around with the system, and would appreciate any tips you guys could give me on getting my dual head display to function in Linux as well as it does in Windows XP!

thanx
 
Old 02-01-2006, 11:27 AM   #2
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Can you post the config file you are using the make/models of the monitors and the output of this command.

grep -i pci /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Never setup the twinview before but I can help you get the xinerama or two separate displays.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 12:16 PM   #3
quantumnicity
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dual display problems with Nvidia GeForce 6800 in Suse 10.0

both of the monitors are analog 19" Dell CRT's- one of them is an M990, and the other one is an M991. I am using an analog adapter on one of the video ports on the graphic card. There is now also the following error message when i boot up linux:

The application "resapplet" has quit unexpectedly.


here is my config file, and after it is the Xorg.0.log file. does anything look suspicious?

# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2006-02-01T03:40:30+0100.
#
# Version: 7.1
#
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (7.1)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS0"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS1"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS2"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS3"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS4"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS5"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS6"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS7"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS8"
InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
InputDevices "/dev/logibm"
InputDevices "/dev/sunmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atibm"
InputDevices "/dev/amigamouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atarimouse"
InputDevices "/dev/inportbm"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
InputDevices "/dev/usbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/adbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
InputDevices "/dev/input/event0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer1"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer2"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer3"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "glx"
Load "freetype"
Load "dbe"
Load "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "de,de"
Option "XkbModel" "dell"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbVariant" "xfree86"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "Logitech Optical USB Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 360 270
HorizSync 28-96
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "M991"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "DELL"
VertRefresh 50-160
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

# this section is for the second monitor############################################################################
Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 360 270
HorizSync 28-96
Identifier "Monitor[1]"
ModelName "M990"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "DELL"
VertRefresh 50-160
UseModes "Modes[1]"
EndSection
# this is the end of the edited section- delete it if it has to be deleted ###################################################



Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x1024" 165.29 1280 1376 1512 1744 1024 1025 1028 1077
Modeline "1280x1024" 145.69 1280 1376 1512 1744 1024 1025 1028 1071
Modeline "1280x1024" 125.14 1280 1368 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1065
Modeline "1280x1024" 105.15 1280 1360 1496 1712 1024 1025 1028 1059
Modeline "1280x960" 155.01 1280 1376 1512 1744 960 961 964 1010
Modeline "1280x960" 135.32 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1004
Modeline "1280x960" 116.18 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 998
Modeline "1280x960" 97.68 1280 1352 1488 1696 960 961 964 993
Modeline "1280x800" 160.48 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 852
Modeline "1280x800" 144.76 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 847
Modeline "1280x800" 128.04 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 842
Modeline "1280x800" 111.77 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 837
Modeline "1280x800" 95.95 1280 1352 1488 1696 800 801 804 832
Modeline "1280x800" 80.58 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 827
Modeline "1152x864" 140.45 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 914
Modeline "1152x864" 125.43 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 909
Modeline "1152x864" 109.43 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 904
Modeline "1152x864" 93.90 1152 1224 1344 1536 864 865 868 899
Modeline "1152x864" 78.82 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 894
Modeline "1280x768" 154.07 1280 1376 1512 1744 768 769 772 818
Modeline "1280x768" 137.68 1280 1368 1504 1728 768 769 772 813
Modeline "1280x768" 122.87 1280 1368 1504 1728 768 769 772 808
Modeline "1280x768" 107.23 1280 1360 1496 1712 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1280x768" 92.15 1280 1352 1488 1696 768 769 772 799
Modeline "1280x768" 77.37 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 794
Modeline "1024x768" 122.97 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 818
Modeline "1024x768" 110.91 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 813
Modeline "1024x768" 97.84 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 808
Modeline "1024x768" 86.18 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1024x768" 73.89 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 799
Modeline "1024x768" 61.89 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 794
Modeline "800x600" 97.59 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 650
Modeline "800x600" 90.10 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 647
Modeline "800x600" 82.55 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 643
Modeline "800x600" 73.98 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 639
Modeline "800x600" 66.71 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 635
Modeline "800x600" 58.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 632
Modeline "800x600" 51.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 628
Modeline "800x600" 44.13 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 624
Modeline "800x600" 36.88 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 621
Modeline "768x576" 89.56 768 824 904 1040 576 577 580 624
Modeline "768x576" 82.67 768 824 904 1040 576 577 580 621
Modeline "768x576" 75.72 768 824 904 1040 576 577 580 617
Modeline "768x576" 67.79 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 613
Modeline "768x576" 61.21 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 610
Modeline "768x576" 53.75 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 606
Modeline "768x576" 47.41 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 603
Modeline "768x576" 40.41 768 800 880 992 576 577 580 599
Modeline "768x576" 33.74 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 596
Modeline "640x480" 62.12 640 680 752 864 480 481 484 521
Modeline "640x480" 57.18 640 680 752 864 480 481 484 517
Modeline "640x480" 51.43 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 514
Modeline "640x480" 46.80 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 511
Modeline "640x480" 42.22 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 508
Modeline "640x480" 36.97 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 505
Modeline "640x480" 32.64 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 503
Modeline "640x480" 27.74 640 664 728 816 480 481 484 500
Modeline "640x480" 23.06 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
EndSection

# modes section for the second monitor #############################################################################
Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[1]"
Modeline "1280x1024" 165.29 1280 1376 1512 1744 1024 1025 1028 1077
Modeline "1280x1024" 145.69 1280 1376 1512 1744 1024 1025 1028 1071
Modeline "1280x1024" 125.14 1280 1368 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1065
Modeline "1280x1024" 105.15 1280 1360 1496 1712 1024 1025 1028 1059
Modeline "1280x960" 155.01 1280 1376 1512 1744 960 961 964 1010
Modeline "1280x960" 135.32 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1004
Modeline "1280x960" 116.18 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 998
Modeline "1280x960" 97.68 1280 1352 1488 1696 960 961 964 993
Modeline "1280x800" 160.48 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 852
Modeline "1280x800" 144.76 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 847
Modeline "1280x800" 128.04 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 842
Modeline "1280x800" 111.77 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 837
Modeline "1280x800" 95.95 1280 1352 1488 1696 800 801 804 832
Modeline "1280x800" 80.58 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 827
Modeline "1152x864" 140.45 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 914
Modeline "1152x864" 125.43 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 909
Modeline "1152x864" 109.43 1152 1224 1352 1552 864 865 868 904
Modeline "1152x864" 93.90 1152 1224 1344 1536 864 865 868 899
Modeline "1152x864" 78.82 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 894
Modeline "1280x768" 154.07 1280 1376 1512 1744 768 769 772 818
Modeline "1280x768" 137.68 1280 1368 1504 1728 768 769 772 813
Modeline "1280x768" 122.87 1280 1368 1504 1728 768 769 772 808
Modeline "1280x768" 107.23 1280 1360 1496 1712 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1280x768" 92.15 1280 1352 1488 1696 768 769 772 799
Modeline "1280x768" 77.37 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 794
Modeline "1024x768" 122.97 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 818
Modeline "1024x768" 110.91 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 813
Modeline "1024x768" 97.84 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 808
Modeline "1024x768" 86.18 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1024x768" 73.89 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 799
Modeline "1024x768" 61.89 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 794
Modeline "800x600" 97.59 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 650
Modeline "800x600" 90.10 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 647
Modeline "800x600" 82.55 800 856 944 1088 600 601 604 643
Modeline "800x600" 73.98 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 639
Modeline "800x600" 66.71 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 635
Modeline "800x600" 58.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 632
Modeline "800x600" 51.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 628
Modeline "800x600" 44.13 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 624
Modeline "800x600" 36.88 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 621
Modeline "768x576" 89.56 768 824 904 1040 576 577 580 624
Modeline "768x576" 82.67 768 824 904 1040 576 577 580 621
Modeline "768x576" 75.72 768 824 904 1040 576 577 580 617
Modeline "768x576" 67.79 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 613
Modeline "768x576" 61.21 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 610
Modeline "768x576" 53.75 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 606
Modeline "768x576" 47.41 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 603
Modeline "768x576" 40.41 768 800 880 992 576 577 580 599
Modeline "768x576" 33.74 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 596
Modeline "640x480" 62.12 640 680 752 864 480 481 484 521
Modeline "640x480" 57.18 640 680 752 864 480 481 484 517
Modeline "640x480" 51.43 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 514
Modeline "640x480" 46.80 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 511
Modeline "640x480" 42.22 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 508
Modeline "640x480" 36.97 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 505
Modeline "640x480" 32.64 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 503
Modeline "640x480" 27.74 640 664 728 816 480 481 484 500
Modeline "640x480" 23.06 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
EndSection
# end of modes section for second monitor ########################################################################################

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

# section screen for second monitor ##############################################################################################
Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[1]"
Identifier "Screen[1]"
Monitor "Monitor[1]"
EndSection
# end of section screen for second monitor ###########################################################################################

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce 6800 (0x00C1)"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "XaaNoOffScreenPixmaps" "on"
Option "XaaNoPixmapCache" "on"
Screen 0
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection

# start of section device for second monitor ########################################################################################
Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce 6800 (0x00C1)"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[1]"
Option "XaaNoOffScreenPixmaps" "on"
Option "XaaNoPixmapCache" "on"
Screen 1
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection
# end of section device for second monitor ##########################################################################################

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "on"
Screen "Screen[0]"
# telling where second screen is located #####################################################
Screen "Screen[0]" LeftOf "Screen[1]
# delete above if it doesn't work ############################################################
EndSection


# DRI section below is commented out for time being- may not be needed because of nvidia modes
Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection
# #############################################################################################
Section "Extensions"
EndSection

Thanx again!
 
Old 02-01-2006, 01:02 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by quantumnicity
both of the monitors are analog 19" Dell CRT's- one of them is an M990, and the other one is an M991. I am using an analog adapter on one of the video ports on the graphic card. There is now also the following error message when i boot up linux:

The application "resapplet" has quit unexpectedly.


here is my config file, and after it is the Xorg.0.log file. does anything look suspicious?

# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2006-02-01T03:40:30+0100.
#
# Version: 7.1
#
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (7.1)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS0"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS1"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS2"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS3"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS4"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS5"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS6"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS7"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS8"
InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
InputDevices "/dev/logibm"
InputDevices "/dev/sunmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atibm"
InputDevices "/dev/amigamouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atarimouse"
InputDevices "/dev/inportbm"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
InputDevices "/dev/usbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/adbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
InputDevices "/dev/input/event0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer1"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer2"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer3"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "glx"
Load "freetype"
Load "dbe"
Load "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "de,de"
Option "XkbModel" "dell"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbVariant" "xorg"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "Logitech Optical USB Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 360 270
HorizSync 28-96
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "M991"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "DELL"
VertRefresh 50-160
EndSection

# this section is for the second monitor############################################################################
Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 360 270
HorizSync 28-96
Identifier "Monitor[1]"
ModelName "M990"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "DELL"
VertRefresh 50-160
EndSection
# this is the end of the edited section- delete it if it has to be deleted ###################################################




Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

# section screen for second monitor ##############################################################################################
Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[1]"
Identifier "Screen[1]"
Monitor "Monitor[1]"
EndSection
# end of section screen for second monitor ###########################################################################################

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce 6800 (0x00C1)"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection

# start of section device for second monitor ########################################################################################
Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce 6800 (0x00C1)"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[1]"
Screen 1
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection
# end of section device for second monitor ##########################################################################################

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "on"
Screen 0 "Screen[0]" 0 0
# telling where second screen is located #####################################################
Screen 1 "Screen[1]" RightOf "Screen[0]
# delete above if it doesn't work ############################################################
EndSection

#############################################################################################
Section "Extensions"
EndSection

Thanx again!

I think the resapplet is most likely something to with resolution changes not positive though I never have heard of it till now. Try the edited file above it should do the xinerama at 1280x1024 and you may want to remove some of the others you have listed in both lines I doubt you are ever going to switching to using them.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 05:35 PM   #5
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thanx again for your help- but i couldn't get it to function properly. i'm baffled as to why, during the boot, the second monitor is perfectly clear and shows a beautiful picture- but when the desktop is finally loaded, it gets all distorted and i can recognize nothing on it. hmmmm....

i'll keep trying- it's worth it!


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Old 02-02-2006, 07:37 PM   #6
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Got a camera you can use to take a picture so you can post it somewhere we can see it also not that it should make a difference but you should be using 30-96 instead of the 28-96 you have been. Can you post the entire /var/log/Xorg.0.log so we can have a look at it? You may have to break it up into two posts as it is pretty big.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 12:11 AM   #7
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This is super simple but have you tried using the newest nVidia software off nvidia.com? The install went real nice for me both times I used it and ti cleared up both my screens. 6800GT card. Both were digital but I doubt that's the issue.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 04:32 PM   #8
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man, i don't think i've ever had so much fun being up until 4 and 5 in the morning in my entire life- this linux stuff is quite addictive!

I actually found a sample configuration file on the internet (xorg.conf) last night for a GeForce 6600 GT card, and this has ALMOST worked- at least the "resapplet" error doesn't occur anymore when i test the settings. it has obviously recognized two monitors when i go into Yast, but i can do whatever i want, change whatever setting i want- the right monitor is still "disfigured", and the left one just shows weird colors under the test setting.

I'm going to try your suggestions and get back to you with the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file if it doesn't work. Also (i don't know if i can post this here, but i'll try), i'm having some problems gaining complete, unrestricted access to the internet. i've noticed that i can only access the internet sites under linux that i have recently been to under Windows- if i try any other sites that i haven't been to in Windows, it always says "connecting to....", and after about 10 minutes the message appears that the browser timed out and couldn't reach the site. is this phenomena familiar to anyone?

Merci 1000 times!


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Old 02-03-2006, 06:32 PM   #9
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Hey guys,

thanx so much- downloading the latest driver from nvidia and installing it did the trick- fantastic display now! the only thing i had to edit in the xconfig file was the twinview orientation of the monitors, and i changed it from

"TwinViewOrientation" "Leftof" to
"TwinViewOrientation" "Rightof"

i'll post the file in a sec. that enabled my graphic card.

again, vielen Dank for your help and tips!

windsor

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