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Old 02-15-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Multimonitor support (Laptop & Monitor)?


Hi,
I tryed to make my other monitor (19", TFT) to work with my laptop but only I was able to do is create another screen and use that screen on TFT monitor. But I want my laptop screen to be extened to this monitor, not another screen. Here's my current xorg.conf:
Code:
shiva:/home/goran# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen         "Default Screen" 0 0
    Screen 1        "Screen1" rightof "Default Screen"
    InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
    InputDevice    "TouchPad"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "i2c"
    Load           "bitmap"
    Load           "ddc"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
#    Load          "dri"
#    Load          "GLcore"
    Load           "int10"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "vbe"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "synaptics"
    SubSection     "extmod"
        Option         "omit xfree86-dga"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "CoreKeyboard"
    Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Configured Mouse"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "CorePointer"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "TouchPad"
    Driver         "synaptics"
    Option         "FastTaps" "1"
    Option         "SHMConfig" "on"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 64.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 60.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier "TFT"
EndSection


Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Generic Video Card"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option         "NoLogo" "true"
    Option         "NoAccel" "false"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    Option         "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
    Option         "XaaNoOffscreenPixamps" "True"
    Option         "DamageEvents" "True"
    Option         "TripleBuffer" "True"
    Option         "UseEdidDpi" "FALSE"
    Option         "DPI" "96 x 96"
    BusID          "PCI:4:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Device1"
        Driver "nvidia"
        Screen 1
        BusID   "PCI:4:0:0"
EndSection


Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "Generic Video Card"
    Monitor        "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option  "ConnectedMonitor" "LVDS"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes      "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
       Identifier      "Screen1"
        Device          "Device1"
       Monitor         "TFT"
        DefaultDepth    24
       Option  "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth 24
                Modes "1280x1024"
       EndSubSection
EndSection


Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
Now, laptop monitor is widescreen and has resolution 1280x800, another monitor is not wide and has 1280x1024 resolution and is connected to analog port.
Can I extend this widescreen monitor to another monitor if resolutions don't match and how?
 
Old 02-17-2008, 07:26 AM   #2
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Probably the easiest way to get this worked out is to use the ndvidia-settings control panel. You'll probably have to play with TwinView to get what you want, but that panel lets you easily play with a fair number of settings and if you run it as root, it will save to your xorg.conf file if you want it to.
 
  


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