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Old 09-03-03, 05:46 PM   #7
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Location: Clemson, SC
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Hi again.

Here was the machine that I set up the nvidia graphics on for the above post:

-Dual p3 1gig with 1GB memory on Supermicro P6DGU
-SuSE 8.2
-2.4.20-64GB-SMP kernel from SuSE
-ACPI turned ON
-GeFORCE FX 5200 on the PCI bus driving two 25 inch SGI HDTV Monitor (16:9 aspect ratio)
-GeFORCE 2 GTS on the AGP bus driving a standard 17 inch monitor

When my xserver is running the two HDTV monitors are one huge desktop and the 17 inch is a seperate server. I use the machine for high end cad work so the second server is essentially used for email and web browsing. Anyhow, hope any of this helps.

Here are some sections of my XF86Config file to help with the config part. Make sure that X11 is not trying to do any Xinerama if you are using multiple monitors. And again...

DO NOT USE SAX to set up your nvidia display device. It will not correctly set it up.

If you still want to use SAX, make sure you have downloaded the switch2nvidia script from SuSE and make sure you run the script.

However I find that SAX will still always try and load the nv driver, which is not what you want.

From My XF86Config:

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForceFX 5200"
BusID "0:13:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
VendorName "NVidia"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, CRT"
Option "TwinViewOrietation" "RightOf"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30.0-96.0"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "48.0-160.0"
Option "MetaModes" "1600x1200,1600x1200; 1600x1200,NULL"

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce2 GTS"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[1]"
VendorName "NVidia"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
Screen "Screen[1]" RightOf "Screen[0]"
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