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Old 03-23-2007, 01:45 PM   #1
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Dual monitors in Ubuntu 6.10

New to Linux.(Ubuntu 6.10) About 6 years with Windows. I figured out how to download & install NVidia drivers but I can't figure out how to make it stay after shutdown. On next bootup it's back to single screen.
Old 03-24-2007, 10:20 AM   #2
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This might help. I did what it said and got dual monitors working surprisingly easily:

Its for Gentoo, but it is basically an X and nvidia guide, so will work for your distro. Here is my xorg.conf it might help:

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     " Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
	RgbPath      "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"

Section "Module"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "xtrap"
	#Load  "dri"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "TwinMonitor"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "ASUS 7300S"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
	BoardName   "ASUS 7300S"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
	VideoRam    262144
#other options I recommend:
	Option     "RenderAccel"
	Option     "HWcursor"
	Option     "CursorShadow"
	Option     "CursorShadowAlpha" "32"
	Option     "CursorShadowXOffset" "3"
	Option     "CursorShadowYOffset" "3"
#if you want Composite and GLX (they don't cooperate):
	Option     "AllowGLXWithComposite"
#the TwinView stuff
	Option     "TwinView"
	Option     "MetaModes"  "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768; 1024x768; 800x600,800x600; 800x600"
	Option     "TwinViewOrientation"      "RightOf"
	Option     "SecondMonitorHorizSync"   "UseEdidFreqs"
	Option     "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "UseEdidFreqs"
	Option     "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT,CRT"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "ASUS 7300S"
	Monitor    "TwinMonitor"
	DefaultDepth 16
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	Option		"DPMS"


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