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Old 11-05-2006, 03:13 PM   #1
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Help me reinstall Nvidia drivers and get TwinView working? Fedora 6


Hi all,

I've been trying to get a dual display working but I keep running into problems. At the moment I think I have two different sets of Nvidia drivers installed and I would like to get rid of them and start over. First I used the file NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8776-pkg2.run, where I had to extract the entire thing and then manually change one of the files. Then I downloaded the livna drivers through YUM, but I couldn't figure out how to get rid of the other ones. Also, I'm not really sure where to start to get both displays working (Twinview?).

When I try running glxgears I get:

Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual

Where should I start?
 
Old 11-05-2006, 04:35 PM   #2
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I think it's good now... so how can I set up my dual display?
 
Old 11-05-2006, 05:42 PM   #3
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Twinview is a piece of cake. Add these lines to your xorg.conf under the Device section to get a basic setup then use the README on the Nvidia site to fine-tune it.
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  Option     "TwinView"
  Option     "MetaModes"  "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768; 1024x768; 800x600,800x600; 800x600"
  Option     "TwinViewOrientation"      "RightOf"
 
Old 11-05-2006, 05:57 PM   #4
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I added those lines, but then I restarted and plugged in the second monitor and got the same problem I've been getting... the screens go black (kind of) when linux loads and there is no image.
 
Old 11-06-2006, 06:50 AM   #5
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You *do* have both monitors plugged in when you startx, right? Also, post your xorg.conf file and we can correct it.
 
Old 11-09-2006, 02:39 AM   #6
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I'm not sure exactly what I did, but somewhere after reinstalling drivers it suddenly worked.
 
Old 11-09-2006, 07:39 PM   #7
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Good to hear you had a win
 
  


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