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Old 12-26-11, 04:44 AM   #1
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Default Separate X screens + custom EDID file not being used


I have a Samsung TV and a Geforce 8600GT. I've connected my PC to my TV by a DVI to HDMI cable and I'm using a 3.5mm cable for audio (no spdif). I modified my EDID file so I can have sound on the TV. It works fine with TwinView, but I experience a tiny bit of tearing with playback. (I may be completely wrong here, but I believe it's because my monitor runs at 60.02Hz and my TV runs at 60Hz?)

So I searched around a little to solve this and found that separate X screens was a possible solution. I now have two separate X screens running without tearing, but now I can't get audio on the TV! It's as if I've botched up my config file somehow and the driver is just ignorning said EDID file.

Below is my xorg.conf for convenience's sake; I've also attached the output produced by nvidia-bug-report.

Thank you and happy holidays!

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "nvidia0"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    BusID       "PCI:2:0:0"
    Screen      0

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "nvidia1"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    BusId       "PCI:2:0:0"
    Screen      1

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier "Monitor0"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier "Monitor1"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen0"
    Device      "nvidia0"
    Monitor     "Monitor0"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier      "Screen1"
    Device          "nvidia1"
    Monitor         "Monitor1"
    Option          "CustomEDID"             "DFP:/etc/X11/out.bin"

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier	   "DualScreen"
    Screen         0 "Screen0" 
    Screen         1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
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