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Old 10-23-2007, 05:33 PM   #1
jeff_powell
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nvidia driver twinview only


I can't seem to get the nvidia driver to work without being in twinview.

Xorg.0.log shows final error message that screens are sharing mem 7 io resources.

As soon as I enable twinview the problem goes away.

This is a problem for me as my desktop configuration is quad head (two monitors on two quadro cards)

This was working with an older driver before the system was "rootkit" hacked and I needed to rebuild it from scratch.

Distro F7 kernel 2.6.22.9-91.fc7
NVidia 96.43.01
Quadro 280

lspci
5:04.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34GL [Quadro NVS 280 PCI] (rev a1)
05:0a.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34GL [Quadro NVS 280 PCI] (rev a1)


Desired xorg.conf
# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
Screen 2 "Screen2" RightOf "Screen1"
Screen 3 "Screen3" RightOf "Screen2"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "1"
Option "AIGLX" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor2"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "HP L1740"
HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 76.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "HP L1740"
HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 76.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor3"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "HP L1740"
HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 76.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "HP L1740"
HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 76.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "Quadro NVS 55/280 PCI"
BusID "PCI:5:4:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "Quadro NVS 55/280 PCI"
BusID "PCI:5:4:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard2"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "Quadro NVS 55/280 PCI"
BusID "PCI:5:10:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard3"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "Quadro NVS 55/280 PCI"
BusID "PCI:5:10:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor2"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "Rotate" "CCW"
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "CRT-0: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "Rotate" "CCW"
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "CRT-1: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen2"
Device "Videocard2"
Monitor "Monitor3"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "Rotate" "CCW"
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "CRT-0: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen3"
Device "Videocard3"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "Rotate" "CCW"
Option "TwinView" "0"
Option "metamodes" "CRT-1: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
 
Old 10-23-2007, 06:54 PM   #2
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Have you tried running nvidia-settings? I find that works really well for me (admittedly just with two monitors and one card).
 
Old 10-23-2007, 08:05 PM   #3
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Yes. It is odd that when I use nvidia-settings and turn off twinview i get the error. You'd think it was tested. I it would probably fail with just one quadro and two monitors in non-twinview mode.

It also doesn't have rotation as a choice. I want (had) all four screens rotated so I could see more lines of text.

For now I have a super-wide screen (5120x1024).

Thanks.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 10:08 AM   #4
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Solved.

Option "Rotate" "CCW"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Above"

Now I have my four rotated monitors (4096x1280)
 
  


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