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Old 04-28-2004, 12:35 AM   #1
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Triple Monitors


Hi all,

i currently have a NVIDIA GeForceFX confiured dual head, I.E two monitors, but i want to add a third via a TNT2 pci card

current XF86Config:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"


RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/monotype/TrueType/"


EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "ramdac"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"


Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "uk"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" #change /dev/psaux to the location of your mouse...
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"


Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell P991"
HorizSync 30.0 - 95.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms" "off"
EndSection

Section "Device"

#Option "UseEdidFreqs" "1"
Identifier "NV AGP"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
VideoRam 131072
Option "TwinVIew" "1"
Option "RenderAccel" "1"
Option "NvAGP" "3"
Option "DigitalVibrance" "16"
Option "NoLogo"
Option "CursorShadow" "true"
Option "CursorShadowXOffset" "5"
Option "CursorShadowYOffset" "4"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30.0-95.0"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50.0-160.0"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT,CRT"
Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024, 1280x1024; 1280x1024, NULL; 800x600, 800x600; 1024x768, 1024x768"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NV AGP"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" #delete any modes your monitor cant support
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

How do i edit it to add the third card? preferablly so the third monitor is above the other 2
 
Old 04-28-2004, 02:50 AM   #2
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can't you use xf86cfg to configure your third monitor? this is a graphical configuration tool for X.

greetz,
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Old 04-28-2004, 02:52 AM   #3
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You need to have matching Screen, Monitor, and Device sections for your new card.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 02:36 PM   #4
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right, got the card in now, after some minor bodging, how do i go about setting up the sections for the new card, the first card is a dualhead GeForceFX, do i need another Nvidia module for the TNT card?

lspci spews out

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0342 (rev a1) - the agp card

and
01:08.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15) - the tnt2

how do i go about stting up and using it?
 
Old 05-20-2004, 05:45 PM   #5
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Have you gotten anywhere on this yet???
 
  


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