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carltonh 05-30-06 10:41 AM

2 Nvidia Quadro FX 4500 Solaris 10 x86 Dual Video Mode
 
Has anybody been successful with the following configuration?


1 . I have 2 Nvidia Quadro FX 4500 cards installed in the Solaris 10 x86 system. I updated the driver with the one released on May, 22 2006.

2. I Modified the xorg.conf file and configured dual video mode for the primary video card which displays 2 desktops in the CDE window environment. There are 2 screens in this configuration which are Screen 0 and Screen 1. This xorg.conf worked as expected.

3. I copied the working sections for the 1st card and changed the PCI bus address to point to the 2nd card. I then added Screen 2 and Screen 3 to the xorg.conf file. I ran the /usr/X11/bin/X cmd to test the new configuration and screen 2 and screen 3 didn't turn on.

4. I Removed screen 2 and screen 3 from the configuration. I then changed the address of the PCI bus address to point to the 2nd card. ( I looked in /var/log/Xorg.0.log file to find the PCI bus address of the 2nd card ). I ran the /usr/X11/bin/X cmd again to test the configuration and the 2nd card worked as I expected with CDE desktop being displayed on monitors 3 & 4.

The only differences are these listed below:

1. The location of the PCI bus address which points to the 2nd card instead of the 1st card.
2. The 2nd card is now using screen 0 and screen 1 instead of screen 2 and screen 3.

Is it possible to configure 2 nvidia cards in solaris 10 x86 to both be in dual video mode where there would be 4 different CDA desktops displayed?

johnmartin 06-02-06 03:44 PM

Re: 2 Nvidia Quadro FX 4500 Solaris 10 x86 Dual Video Mode
 
To display four separate X screens on each of the outputs of
a pair of cards, try:

# rm -i /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# nvidia-xconfig -a --separate-x-screens

carltonh 06-06-06 01:55 PM

Re: 2 Nvidia Quadro FX 4500 Solaris 10 x86 Dual Video Mode
 
Thanks for the reply. I will try out that command to see if it resolves the issue.

I also updated the driver to the one provided on the nvidia website.

I was able to get 3 individual desktops on 2 Nvidia Quadro FX 4500 cards using the xorg.conf file below:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
Screen 2 "Screen2" LeftOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
FontPath "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/sun/"
FontPath "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/F3bitmaps/"
FontPath "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "IA"
Load "Xst"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "record"
Load "xtrap"
Load "glx"
Load "bitstream"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor-S0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor-S1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor-S2"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "Unknown Board"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card1"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "Unknown Board"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card2"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "Unknown Board"
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection


Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor-S0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Card1"
Monitor "Monitor-S1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen2"
Device "Card2"
Monitor "Monitor-S2"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection


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