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

Download the latest nvidia driver from:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._ia32_1.0-5328
the file should be called: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5328-pkg1.run
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 NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5328-pkg1.run
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")

with

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.
XF86CONFIG TWINVIEW OPTIONS

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"
EndSection

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

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
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"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection


Save your file then restart X

- hope this helps
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