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Old 04-21-2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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X doesn't start with nv driver and setting up dual display

I recently installed Fedora Core 3 only to find out X won't start because the given color depth isn't supported by the driver. I've got a RIVA 128 using the nv driver. Here is the part of the log where the error happens:
(EE) RIVA128(0): Given depth (16) is not supported by this driver
(II) UnloadModule: "nv"
(II) UnloadModule: "int10"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
(II) UnloadModule: "riva128"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
I also have a second monitor, but whenever its video card is in, neither display works (I can only have the RIVA in and that's how I found the error). I'd like to get the error fixed with the RIVA 128 and get my second card working. My second card is an S3 Trio64.

Current part of Xorg.conf that deals with display/monitor (as fas as I can tell):
Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Dell D1226H"
	DisplaySize  340	250
	HorizSync    30.0 - 95.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
	Option	    "dpms"

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nv"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "RIVA128"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     16
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
Old 04-21-2005, 07:23 PM   #2
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the nv driver isn't that good. get the nvidia driver off their site. does fedoracore have a program to configure x? I use sax2 in suse and I have 2 S3's and a Riva and they all work fine together.
Old 04-21-2005, 07:34 PM   #3
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If I understand correctly you are trying to set up dual-head with two monitors, two cards, and two screens? If so, add the second monitor, the other video card (you may need to add the BUS line to the video sections, and one more screen which uses the other monitor and card. Then you get to have fun setting up your screen layout section. Something like:

screen0 0 0
screen1 leftof screen0

that should set you up with two monitors next to one another. For the rest of the configuration just read the manual its quite invaluable. (lots of customization available)



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