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Old 10-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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In need of Xorg configuration Tutorials

Hi, can anyone direct me to some tutorials for understanding the Xorg configuration file? I can't seem to find anything that's specific to understanding what I need to know. The SlackBook I have doesn't seem to go over this (Slackware 14).

Reason I'm asking is because when I use the proprietary Nvidia driver on my laptop (Y570 with acpi-handle-hack), instead of the intel driver, KDE starts up with a dual monitor display and I only see one-half of the screen. I'm assuming this means the xorg file is not set up right by xorg?

I'm thinking this might be an Optimus issue that requires me to set up the xorg file manually, since everything else seems to be fine.

Thanks in advance. I'll check back later today and see if anyone has any recommendations.

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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Hi, did you try the nvidia-xconfig utility?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:45 AM   #3
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No, I did not. I can give that a shot. Thanks for the suggestion.

I also just realized I can check the man pages for xorg; maybe that's why there aren't any tutorials.
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I just tried nvidia-xconfig. I had to change the driver on PCI 0:2:0 to 'intel' from 'nvidia' in order to see anything on the screen when starting x. But when I could see KDE, it ended up being the same problem I had before.

I just remembered the nvidia GPU is accessed through the intel chip through Optimus, which means I think in order to actually use the nvidia chip, I need to access it through the bumblebee project. I might look into that; if I do, I'll probably post it here for anyone that might use this as a reference.


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