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Old 02-01-08, 10:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: randr support... perhaps I am misunderstanding how it works

Originally Posted by happyfunbot
At home, I have an NVidia board with two 1920x1200 monitors that seems to require TwinView to get the two monitors on the same :0.0 display. No matter what I try, unless I activate TwinView, I can't get the two monitors to share a display. Unfortunately, randr isn't very useful in this mode, since the nvidia driver reports only a virtual display:

Screen 0: minimum 3840 x 1200, current 3840 x 1200, maximum 3840 x 1200
default connected 3840x1200+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   3840x1200      50.0*
This clearly eliminates the usefulness of the randr extension and disallows me from dynamically adjusting the resolution or refresh of one of the displays when watching a DVD, using MythTV, or playing games.

Is there something I am misunderstanding, or is the nvidia driver simply not capable of supporting randr in an interesting way (yet)? I'd love to hear that there's some configuration I have simply not tried yet.
I guess you're looking for "metamodes" option,
Chapter 13
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