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Old 03-03-04, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default TwinView on Shuttle

I've been trying for the past few hours to get TwinView set up on my machine. I've followed the docs and searched this forum, but I can't get the second monitor to work. I was looking at my logs, and I think I might not be interpreting some of the warnings correctly.

I've attached my XF86Config and XFree86.0.log

Shuttle SN41G2
North bridge-Nvidia nForce2, South bridge-nVidia MCP-T
Geforce4 MX, 128 MB VGA share memory

and the NForce chipset drivers

Distribution: Fedora
Video BIOS: 04.1f.00.07.00
Processor: AMD Athlon

Any other specs can be found here:
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Old 06-10-04, 11:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: TwinView on Shuttle

Okay, so I've been working on this exact same problem with my box (Shuttle SN41G2)

The first thing I realized after banging my head against a wall for way too long is that you can't trust the fedora nvidia driver to work and should install the driver nvidia provides. Looks like you did that, so thats one thing out of the way.
At this point its all reliant on your XF86Config file. Mine follows:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "allowmouseopenfail"

Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "InputDevice" Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell P780"
HorizSync 30.0 - 85.0
VertRefresh 48.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"

# Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30.0-60.0"
# Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "48.0-80.0"
Option "UseEdidFreqs" "true" #Probes for HorizSync and VertRefresh
Option "TwinView" "true" #Enables TwinView
Option "NoLogo" "true" #Turns off nvidia logo at x startup
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, CRT"
# Option "TwinviewOrientation" "clone" #Second monitor is clone of first
Option "TwinviewOrientation" "RightOf" #Second monitor is desktop right of first
Option "Metamodes" "1280x1024, 1024x768"
# Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
# Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
# Option "NvAGP" "2"
# Option "CursorShadow" "1"
# Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "64"
# Option "CursorShadowYOffset" "2"
# Option "CursorShadowXOffset" "2"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX (generic)"
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600"

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666

Okay, so your XF86Config file should look something like this. There are some settings that you probably don't recognize in the "Devices" section. Most of those like "Option TwinView" are nvidia driver specific. You can find all the settings and their options and descriptions in the NVIDIA Readme that comes with the driver (ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li....0-5336/README )

Try and play with that and see if you can get to where I am. I still don't have dual monitors totally working... for some reason my second monitor won't display any higher than 800x600. I've switched monitors and ruled those out as the problem. So its got to be either a problem with a driver or something I'm missing in the X config.
Hope this helps you out.

PS- If anyone else knows why my second monitor won't display any higher than 800x600, please let me know, I need sleep.
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