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Old 05-19-04, 09:22 PM   #1
vortmax_1
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Default Help w/ 2 monitor setup in Fed Core 1

We just got a Fed Core 1 box to run some powerfull meteorological software. We wanted to run a dual monitor workstaion, but are having problems getting the ViewSonic VP201b and ViewSonic G810 monitors to work at the same time. I can get the DVI to work when the CRT is unplugged and vise versa. The video card is a eVGA GeForce FX 5200. It has multi-monitor support via nView multi-display technology. I have seen other posts hinting at this same problem, but never saw any answers to how and get this setup to work.

Can anyone help me out?

Brian
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Old 05-19-04, 09:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help w/ 2 monitor setup in Fed Core 1

take a look at my xf86config-4 here
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=26133

2 screens on geforce4 TI4400
screen0 on DVI
and screen1 on VGA

and remove the #
#Option "Xinerama" in Section "ServerLayout"
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Old 05-19-04, 10:33 PM   #3
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Thanks! I will try it out.
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Old 05-21-04, 06:58 PM   #4
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Smile Re: Help w/ 2 monitor setup in Fed Core 1

Hi, I wanted to let anyone else trying to set up a dual monitor system in FC1 how I got mine to work.

1) Download the Nvidia driver to your directory. You won't be able to run it a terminal window, so check the instructions below.

2) Reboot; assuming you're using GRUB, boot into single mode. If you don't know how, just hit "e" to edit the command line. Select the "kernel <etc> " line and scroll to the end. Type in "single" and the hit "b" to boot.

3) In the middle of your normal boot process, it will stop at a "#" prompt in character mode. This is where you enter the "sh NVIDIA-<etc>.run" command.

4) Note that if your kernel does not match the one the driver is looking for, you will have to download/unpack the kernel source files. (You can get these from the redhat system icon/system settings/add-remove applications option or download using the update icon).
It will then compile the appropriate files.

5) Follow the rest of the instructions as laid out in the driver download webpage.

6) As a point of reference, I have included by XF86Config file below.

- Good luck!

System:
Athlon XP 2400+processor
ASUS NFORCE2 A7N8X motherboard
Corsair PC-2700 DDR 256Mb x 2
ASUS Geforce FX5200 videocard
NEC FE2221 and DELL M990 monitors

# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Multihead layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" LeftOf "Screen1"
Screen 1 "Screen1" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
Option "Xinerama" "on"
Option "Clone" "off"
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"
# Load "dri"
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/psaux"
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 "NEC FE2111SB"
DisplaySize 400 300
HorizSync 30.0 - 115.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell M990"
DisplaySize 400 300
HorizSync 30.0 - 95.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
Screen 0
BusID "PCI:3:0:0"
Option "Twinview" "Enable"
Option "NoLogo" "1"
#Option "DPMS"
#Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"
#Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024, 1280x1024"
#Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
#Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT,CRT"
#Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
#Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
#Option "TwinView" "1"
#Option "NvAGP" "3"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard Vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
BusID "PCI:3:0:0"
Screen 1
Option "Twinview" "Enable"
Option "NoLogo" "1"
#Option "DPMS"
#Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"
#Option "TwinView" "1"
#Option "NvAGP" "3"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
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