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Old 01-22-04, 08:19 AM   #8
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Default After loading the latest Nvidia Linux Driver..

Download the latest nvidia driver from:
the file should be called:
make a backup copy of your current XF86Config file

Then get out of X windows by typing init 3 at the command line,
then type sh
Next modify your /etc/X11/XF86Config file with the following (which is all in the readme file):

If you already have an XF86Config file working with a different driver
(such as the 'nv' or 'vesa' driver), then all you need to do is find
the relevant Device section and replace the line:

Driver "nv"
(or Driver "vesa")


Driver "nvidia"

In the Module section, make sure you have:

Load "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"

Appendix I.

To enable TwinView, you must specify the following options in the Device
section of your XF86Config file:

Option "TwinView"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "<hsync range(s)>"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "<vrefresh range(s)>"
Option "MetaModes" "<list of metamodes>"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "<relationship of head 1 to head 0>"

either say "LeftOf" or "RightOf"

So for example look at this:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "MX70"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 47.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX (generic)"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
Option "TwinView"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "31-61"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "47-75"
Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768""
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660

Save your file then restart X

- hope this helps
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