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Old 06-05-03, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default I can't get my second monitor to work... Can anyone help?

Okay, I'm new to linux (installed Mandrake 9.1 about a week ago) and I'm trying to set up my two monitors so that I can span a single desktop between them like I do in Windows. I've read and tried just about everything I can think of to edit my XF86Config-4 and nothing seems to work.
I have a GeForce 4 ti4600 with a VGA and a DVI adapted to VGA. In the VGA port I have a 19" CRT, in the DVI I have a 15" LCD.
Can anyone tell me what I need to do to make this work? Does anyone have a similar setup, and if so could you post your XF86Config?

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Old 06-05-03, 07:25 PM   #2
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Can you try using the sample XF86Config file in /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0? You might need to tweak the monitor hsync and vrefresh values to match your monitors, but you can use it to compare to your XF86Config file. To try the TwinView support, start X with
startx -- -layout AGPTwinView
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Old 06-05-03, 11:03 PM   #3
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Here's my XF86Config-4 file, I've commented out the stuff I added because obviously it wasn't working. I haven't tried to setup TwinView, only Xinerama at this point, so if anyone could give me some TwinView pointers I'd love it... perhaps even some code that fits into my config? :-)

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn
#Option "Xinerama" "on"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbCompat" ""
Option "XkbOptions" ""

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "BigOne"
VendorName "ViewSonic"
ModelName "ViewSonic PF795"
HorizSync 30-110
VertRefresh 50-180

#Section "Monitor"
#Identifier "LittleOne"
#VendorName "Samsung"
#ModelName "SyncMaster 152B"
#HorizSync 30-60
#VertRefresh 50-75

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
# ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -h

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
# ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
# ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVidiaCard"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
Driver "nv"
Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "NVidiaCard"
Monitor "BigOne"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

#Section "Screen"
#Identifier "screen2"
#Device "NvidiaCard"
#Monitor "LittleOne"
#DefaultColorDepth 24

#Subsection "Display"
#Depth 24
#Modes "1024x768"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Simple Layout"
Screen "Screen1"
#Screen "Screen2" LeftOf "Screen1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"

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