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Old 09-25-04, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default cannot get twinview working, fx5950, samsung TFT & SUN CRT

Greetings. I am running suse 9.1 (64 bit) on a dual opteron box with an FX 5950. I've got two monitors: a SUN GDM 5410 from my old workstation, and a samsung 213t.

I tried for a while with the SUSE supplied nvidia driver, before just installing the actual nvidia driver myself.

Whatever I try, I cannot sem to get twinview working. I plug the sun monitor into the analogue port on the nvidia card, and the samsung into the digital port. Or, I do it the other way around. Whichever monitor is plugged into the analogue port displays X, while the other monitor is blank. In text mode, both monitors display the contents of the current terminal. It goes without saying that this is certainly

Here's the device section of my XF86Config. I've tried all combinations of these options. I dont know what they all do. Certainly, following the configuration instructions in the nvidia README file does not create the desired effect. I dont really know what xinerma is. Cold that be causing the problem? Also, I cannot see any obvious errors in the X logs. If it will help, I can post the log, but it is a bit long.

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce FX 5950 Ultra"
BusID "5:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "TwinView"
Option "TwinView"
# Option "NoTwinViewXineramaInfo"
#Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0,CRT-0"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSyncRange" "30-121"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "48-160"
# Screen 0
# Option "Rotate" "off"
VendorName "NVidia"
# Option "Clone" "off"
# Option "Xinerama" "off"
Option "MetaModes" "1600x1200;1600x1200"
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