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Old 10-28-08, 03:03 PM   #1
DarkElven
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Default TwinView + KDE4

Hello i got a problem runnig TwinView on my notebook, to do so i use nvidia-settings i go into X Server Display Configuration and there i see two layouts one is from my notebook's lcd flat panel and it got's a resolution of 1680x1050 and the second one is disabled it is a crt monitor with highest resolution 1024x768 so i click on it and choose twinview and apply all the settings twinview is running but on crt panel i got whole white screen it is empty if i move my mouse to the right i can see it on second monitor but still i think this is not what i expected i want to see the same screen on two separate monitors which have two diffrent resolutions. Is this even possible?
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Old 10-28-08, 04:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: TwinView + KDE4

Holy run-on sentence, Batman.

I think what you're describing is a bug, but it may have been fixed recently. Which driver are you using? Please generate an nvidia-bug-report.log and attach it here.
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Old 10-29-08, 02:04 PM   #3
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You need to use "Clone" mode.
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Old 10-29-08, 04:51 PM   #4
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I use the newest drivers and nvidia-settings 177.80. In clone mode can' have two different resolutions and one more thing i'm a gentoo user and if i don' enable xinerama flag in some apps the look streched all over the screen. For example ut2004 and the display looks like this [1 2] and if i use xinerama i got [1][2]. So my question is do i need this xinerama flag? shouldn' it be done with nvidia-driver? Another question is about Hotkey Switching of Display Devices. Xorg.0.log says that:
Code:
(II) Open ACPI succesul (/var/run/acpid.socket)
(II) NVIDIA(0): ACPI display change hotkey events enabled: the X server is new
(II) NVIDIA(0):       enough to receive ACPI display change hotkey events.
and if i press a combination of buttons Fn+F5 to toggle betwen screens the screen blips black on lcd from my laptop and logfile says:
Code:
(II) PM Event received: Capability Changed
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "DFP-0:nvidia-auto-select+0+0@1680x1050"
but the sceond monitor never displays anything.

And this is mine xorg.conf:
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Simple Layout"
        Screen          "Screen 1" 0 0
        Option          "AutoAddDevices"
        Option          "AutoEnableDevices"
        Option          "AllowEmptyInput"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "VESA Framebuffer"
        Driver          "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Screen 1"
        Device          "VESA Framebuffer"
        Option          "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
        Option          "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
I use hal detect subsystem in xorg, so that is why it is so short. About nvidia-bug-report.log i will generate it tomorrow caz i'm not right now on my laptop and have to wait
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