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Old 09-01-08, 09:40 AM   #1
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Default Working xorg.conf configurations

Considering all the options that are currently needed to get the most out of nVidia cards, I thought it would be useful for people to post the relevant portions of their xorg.conf files that they have had success with. It would also be good to post what video card you are using, what your driver version is, and perhaps things like your RAM, computer model, linux distribution, desktop environment and version, and any other miscellaneous information like if they are over or underclocking or running multiple cards and/or monitors. It would be also nice to post any problems you are having and if you have tried other options that were less successful. That way people who come here for the first time can simply start with the xorg.conf that most closely matches their setup instead of having to read through dozens of pages on multiple threads and piece together scattered bits of advice. This is not a place to discuss the configurations or the specific options, there are already threads for that, but if you want to point out that you tried someone else's configuration and it is working for your card also that is fine.

My configuration. It is functional although it has not really been tested yet so I would use someone else's over mine:

Driver: 177.70 beta
System: Dell Latitude D830
Card: nVidia Quadro NVS 140M
Ram: 2 GB
Distribution: openSUSE 11.0
Desktop Environment: KDE 4.1 (openSUSE Factory)
Compositing: Compiz
xorg version:
Dual monitor with twinview

Relevant portions:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Seiko"
HorizSync 30.0 - 75.0
VertRefresh 60.0

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "Quadro NVS 140M"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "metamodes" "DFP-0: 1680x1050 +1440+0, DFP-1: nvidia-auto-select +0+150"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-1"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
Option "RenderAccel" "True"
Option "AllowIndirectPixmaps" "True"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "OnDemandVBlankInterrupts" "True"
Option "RegistryDwords" "PowerMizerLevel=0x2"
Option "TripleBuffer" "True"
Option "DamageEvents" "True"
Option "BackingStore" "True"
Option "PixmapCacheSize" "1000000"
Option "AllowSHMPixmaps" "0"
Option "NvAGP" "False"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"

Note that the powermizerlevel turns powermizer to its highest performance level continuously, which is bad if you plan to use the system on battery.
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