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Old 11-21-09, 07:59 AM   #4
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Default Re: 2nd Monitor on GeForce FX 5700 not detected in Mint 7 (173.14.16 driver)

Thanks for all of the help! Was able to get assistance on Mint forums.

Also, using the NVIDIA driver "readme.txt" and sample xorg.conf (found in: usr/share/doc/nvidia-glx-173/), I edited my xorg.conf to override the EDID settings - or lack thereof - for the second monitor. The final file is attached. I then used the GUI nvidia-settings to adjust the refresh rate (could have manually done this using option "metamodes", but I was tired of spending all my free time trying to fix this), so there are some extraneous lines in the file - but it is working...

Can't upload a "conf" file, so here it is......

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildd@palmer)  Sun Feb  1 20:21:04 UTC 2009

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

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "DontZap" "False"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "DELL E171FP"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 80.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 76.0
    Option         "DPMS"

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "NV AGP TwinView"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "nvidia"
    Option         "TwinView"
#   Option	   "CustomEDID" "CRT-1:/etc/X11/edid1.bin"
    Option         "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "31-82"
    Option         "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "55-120"
    Option         "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
    Option         "MetaModes" "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768"
    Option         "ConnectedMonitor" "crt,crt"


Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce FX 5700 Ultra"

Section "Screen"

    #Monitor "Dell E171FP 1"
    Identifier     "Screen AGP TwinView"
    Device         "NV AGP TwinView"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "1"
    Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT-0: 1280x1024 +0+0, CRT-1: 1280x1024_60 +1280+0; CRT-0: 1024x768 +0+0, CRT-1: 1024x768 +1024+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
Goodbye and good luck!
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