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Old 02-19-2004, 12:05 AM   #1
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CAn't get twin view to work


Ok reading the nice long readme of nvidia setup trying to get twinview to work. I edited the file and when I do a startx it gives me that it cannot find screens. But when I comment it out it loads the gui again. I have the FX 5600. Here is my XF86Config file.



Section "Monitor"

Identifier "Monitor0"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

HorizSync 31.5 - 57.0

# HorizSync 30-64 # multisync
# HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies
# HorizSync 15-25, 30-50 # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

VertRefresh 50-90

EndSection


Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce"
Driver "nvidia"
#VideoRam 131072
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate

Option "TwinView"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "31.7-57"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50-90"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768""800x600"

EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection


Any ideas what I ahve left out here?
 
Old 02-19-2004, 02:32 AM   #2
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What is the exact error message ?

Try changing

Option "MetaModes" to Option "MetaModes" "1024x768, 800x600"

& adding

Option "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf" #or any orientation of your liking
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, CRT" # adjust to your configuration
 
Old 02-19-2004, 03:38 AM   #3
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Ok I got it to work but there is one problem. I set it as RightOf but the wallpaper is all screwed up now. This is a tuff one to explain but it centered the picture and the outsides are not the wallpaper. It is set to center now. I want the wallpaper to show on one monitor then on the second one I want it show it on all of that screen. If you need more explanation let me know.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 03:56 AM   #4
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With TwinView your desktop is acting as if it were extended, not two desktops one next to the other so the wallpaper is stretched over the whole "desktop".

In order to get each screen to act "independant", you can't use TwinView.

Quoted from the nVidia ReadMe

Quote:
To configure two separate X screens to share one graphics chip, here is
what you will need to do:

First, create two separate Device sections, each listing the BusID of
the graphics card to be shared, each listing the driver as "nvidia",
and assign each a separate screen:


Section "Device"
Identifier "nvidia0"
Driver "nvidia"
# Edit the BusID with the location of your graphics card
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nvidia1"
Driver "nvidia"
# Edit the BusID with the location of your graphics card
BusId "PCI:2:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection


Then, create two Screen sections, each using one of the Device sections:


Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "nvidia0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "nvidia1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection


(note: you'll also need to create a second Monitor section)

Finally, update the ServerLayout section to use and position both Screen
sections:


Section "ServerLayout"
...
Screen 0 "Screen0"
Screen 1 "Screen1" leftOf "Screen0"
...
EndSection
 
Old 02-19-2004, 10:58 AM   #5
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having problems but working on it
 
Old 02-22-2004, 12:19 PM   #6
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Did you manage to get the CRT to use different resolution than your TV or are you perhaps using two CRTs? That's what I've been trying to work on.
 
  


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