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Old 11-13-2005, 09:55 PM   #1
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Question Help setting up dual monitors (2 diff graphic cards) in Linspire

I'm very very new to Linspire. I have a dual monitor setup (running as one large monitor), but I don't have a clue about how to link them with Linspire. I used NVidia software for linking them in windows, but I know that doesn't work for Linspire.

Startup: I have 2 monitors displaying icons and a bar on the bottom, but I can't move the mouse to the right (second) monitor. That is until I start something loading on my left monitor....when it does the little loading icon by the mouse it will jump the mouse to my second monitor if I don't constantly keep the mouse moving while it loads. Then I'm stuck on the second monitor.

I found where my monitor info is so I hope this helps:

VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corp NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2) (prog-if 00 [VGA]

VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corp NV15DDR [GeForce2 Ti] (rev a4) (prog-if 00 [VGA]

Both monitors are Multisync FE950+

Remember, I'm very new to Linspire so any help you can give is appreciated. I'll try to give you any info you ask for if it will help me fix this problem...if I can find it lol.
Old 11-20-2005, 06:32 PM   #2
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My setup is similar but not the same. I use an Nvidia 5200 card with a DVI and VGA output. It drives 2 monitors which gives me a dualview setup (ie same display spanned over two monitors). It can easily be changed to give you 2 seperate displays though.

Here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf, you'll need to play around, but hopefully it'll get you there:
# /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 commands:
# cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.custom
# sudo sh -c 'md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf >/var/lib/xfree86/xorg.conf.md5sum'
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/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"

Section "Module"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
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"

Section "Device"
Identifier "GeForce FX 5200"
# Driver "nv"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
VideoRam 131072
Option "TwinView" "true"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "UseEdidFreqs" "true"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf"
# Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024, 1280x1024; 1600x1200, 1024x768; 1024x768,NULL; 800x600,NULL; 640x480,NULL;"
Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024, 1280x1024; 1024x768,NULL; 800x600,NULL; 640x480,NULL;"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, CRT"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-70"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50-120"
Option "NoLogo"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "IIyama Vision Master P400"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 27-96
VertRefresh 50-160

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Belinea 10 30 20"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-120

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "GeForce FX 5200"
Monitor "IIyama Vision Master P400"
DefaultDepth 24

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
#Modes "2624x1968" "1600x1200" "1280x960" "1600x1200" "1024x768" "800x600"
ViewPort 0 0

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 2"
Device "GeForce FX 5200"
Monitor "Belinea 10 30 20"
DefaultDepth 24

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
#Modes "1024x768"
ViewPort 0 0

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Screen 1"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666


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