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Old 09-16-03, 12:48 AM   #1
babadi
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Default Multiple X Screens with GeForce2 Go

Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 8000 notebook (P3-1GHz, 512MB RAM, 48GB HD, etc.) with an nVidia GeForce2 Go display adapte, and recently installed Red Hat Linux 9 on it. I want to run two X screens on my two displays, the notebook's built-in LCD and an external flat panel monitor. I followed the instructions in the README for the nVidia drivers, but it doesn't work. When I start X, the NVidia comes up on the laptop LCD, the caps and scroll lock keys start flashing, and the machine totally hangs. I see nothing of particular interest in the logs.

For what it's worth, I _was_ successful in setting up the DualView feature on this system. I'm just curious if I'd like having the two separate X screens better. Any ideas? I'm posting the offending XF86Config file below.

Thanks,
Martin

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# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" leftOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell 1600x1200 Laptop Display Panel"
HorizSync 31.5 - 60.0
VertRefresh 56.2 - 75.1
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "NEC"
HorizSync 31.0 - 60.0
VertRefresh 55.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nvidia0"
Driver "nvidia"
# Edit the BusID with the location of your graphics card
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nvidia1"
Driver "nvidia"
# Edit the BusID with the location of your graphics card
BusId "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection


Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "nvidia0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "nvidia1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection






Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
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Old 09-16-03, 12:52 AM   #2
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the flashing lights mean that your kernel has panicked :/
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Old 09-26-03, 07:22 AM   #3
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Hi,

I had exactly the sqme problem as you...
Now it works, the origin of th problem was that one of the monitor was bad configured.

To fix it I run an XF86Config with only one screenm device and monitor. and selecting the external CRT and LCD by the Fn+CRT/LCD keys.

I autodetected the monitor type and frequencies for each of them and write both settings of the two monitors.

After that I checked the XF86Config and putted the right settings, now it works!!
I've noticed you have 1600x1200 as higher resolution of your LCD.
Maybe if you adjust both to a lower resolution it work directly just try 1024x768 as maximum in both screen sections (my panel in a Dell 8200 is 1450x1050) surely your fail is there because you have copied that from the Nvidia Text file.

Good Luck
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