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Old 04-04-10, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Nvidia Twinview + Gnome ¿Primary Display?

Hi everybody. I am new in this forum.
Well, I am from Spain, and my english is quite poor, sorry.

This is my configuration:

Gentoo 64bits
Gnome 2.26.3
Nautilus 2.26.4
Nvidia drivers 195.36.15
xorg-x11 v. 7.4-r1
xorg-xserver v. 1.6.5-r1
Compiz v. 0.8.4

Nvidia 9500GT
Monitor in the left: Benq 15" VGA (1400x1050) Twinview
Monitor in the right: Samsung 22" DVI (1680x1050) Twinview

Ok, in the nvidia settings manager, i configured the big 22" monitor for being the primary monitor (so that the loging screen, the gnome bar, etc etc etc appears on it). Everything works fine, but there is a quite anoying thing: All the new icons I create appears always in the small and supposed secundary monitor Benq. The same happens with some windows from applications like amsn, for example.
I have been looking for a solution in google, but I had no luck. By the way... if I try to configure the monitor with gnome-display-properties, the only monitor that appears is like "unknown", and with a resolution of (1400+1680)x1050.
The only thing that I would like to do is to completly stablish the big monitor (22" one, in the right) as the primary one, so that all the new icons and windows always appears on it, but, ay the same time, been able to move them between both monitors via Twinview.
Here I put my xorg.conf:

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder58)  Fri Mar 12 02:13:46 2010

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"

Section "Files"

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from data in "/etc/conf.d/gpm"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"

Section "Monitor"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "BenQ T705"
    HorizSync       31.0 - 83.0
    VertRefresh     56.0 - 76.0
    Option         "DPMS"

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 9500 GT"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "1"
    Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT: 1400x1050 +0+0, DFP: 1680x1050 +1400+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
I don't know if this is a Nautilus/gnome problem, a Nvidia one, or maybe its my fault, because I dont know how to do it.

Anyway, thank you very much for the help. If you need some other info, please ask for it.
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