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Old 12-12-02, 04:53 PM   #1
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I installed the new drivers (4191) from source without a hitch, they work fine. When attempting to make the changes listed in Appendix R to make it work as multiple X screens, the only result I could get is a frozen computer. Has anyone suceeded in using this new option?

Here's my config:

Athlon 1600
GeForce2 MX TwinView
two Samsung SyncMaster 17GLs monitors
They are working in TwinView mode right now.

Here is some of what I tried in my XF86Config:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Samsung SyncMaster 17GLs"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30-82
VertRefresh 50-120
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Samsung SyncMaster 17GLs 2"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30-82
VertRefresh 50-120
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX"
Driver "nvidia"
BoardName "Unknown"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 2"
Driver "nvidia"
BoardName "Unknown"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX"
Monitor "Samsung SyncMaster 17GLs"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "400x300" "320x200"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 2"
Monitor "Samsung SyncMaster 17GLs 2"
DefaultDepth 24
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "400x300" "320x200"
EndSubSection
EndSection


The only parts I was unsure on are:

BusID: I checked in /proc to get the ID, but I am not sure if I should be using the PCI keyword, since it's an AGP card.

Any suggestions?
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Old 12-12-02, 07:42 PM   #2
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Yes, you should still be using PCI. AGP is not different from PCI, it's a sub-bus with special capabilities.

The AGP bus is bus number 1, where other PCI devices are bus 2, and onboard stuff is bus 0. Since the BusID is PCI:1:0:0, you are using the AGP bus.
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Old 12-12-02, 08:09 PM   #3
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ok, so I guess I am using the right one....

any idea why I get a hardware freeze when I start X?
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Old 12-12-02, 08:22 PM   #4
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Just to add some information... I'm having a similar lock up with similar configuration :

Board is a geforce 2MX with TV-OUT, and I'm trying to use the TV OUT as a second screen : trying the config sets the main screen white and makes caps lock and scroll lock flash and the machine freezes (SysRq is still working).

Any help appreciated too
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Old 12-12-02, 09:13 PM   #5
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Default Same here...

I was very excited to see that this new feature was added to 4191. Unfortunately, I have not been able to get it to work either. I have the exact same problem. My machine freezes after about 5 seconds of being up in this configuration. TwinView works OK. But things break when I try to make separate screens.

I have a Geforce 2 MX 400 64MB w/ TV-out. I just upgraded my computer to a P4 from a K6-III. I was having the same problem with the K6-III, so I doubt it is a chipset issue or anything like that. I am pretty sure it is the nVidia driver itself. (or the card, i guess) AGP on or off doesn't seem to make a difference either.

As a side note, I was having similar problems in ALL configurations until I turned on "RenderAccel," oddly enough. Didn't seem tohelp this configuration though.

Oh well, I guess I will have to settle for Twinview for now. Although I really dont' want a window manager running in the TVout. That should be dedicated to video playback.

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Old 12-12-02, 10:11 PM   #6
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Well, I don't know anything else to try...

Everyone having this problem (in this thread, at least) seems to have a GF2 MX. Are you all sure that your cards are actually dual-head? Just because it works in Windows doesn't mean it's actually dual-head, either...

I don't know the details, but I do know that there are a few GF2 MX cards that are not dual-head, even though they seem to be in Windows... and AFAIK, this feature is only for dual-head.
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Old 12-12-02, 10:16 PM   #7
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yeah, it's dual head. I have two monitors working right now (twinview spanning). It just doesn't work with the multiple x-sessions
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Old 12-13-02, 02:56 AM   #8
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TwinView works fine for me too, but not multiple X screens.

Looking at /var/log/XFree86.1.log, seems that it crashes around the line "(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xD0000000" (since the kernel is not completely crashed, I hope for the file to have been flushed before reboot).

Maybe a kernel/xfree version issue ?

My own setup is kernel 2.4.19 and xfree86 4.2.1 (debian sarge version). What are you using ?

Also does this work for someone with a Geforece II MX at least ?
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Old 12-13-02, 09:37 AM   #9
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Default kernel & distro

Kernel 2.4.19
RedHat 7.3
XFree version 4.2.0

I wonder if it's ever been tested on a GeForce2 MX at all.....
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Old 12-13-02, 11:31 AM   #10
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gf4ti4600, 2xPhilips 170B2..

connection #1 - VGA, #2 - DVI-D(digital) works fine

connection #1 - VGA, #2 - DVI-A(Analog DVI cable) not work: X try to set 1024 instead of 1280 for second monitor.

I didn't change X configuration.

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Old 12-13-02, 11:37 AM   #11
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hmm

if you didn't change the X configuration, how did you get dual X support?

I'm talking about the two seperate X sessions, not the standard twinview.....
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I mean, that I didn't change configuration between both described situation(when it work and didn't work)

- probably problem is that second monitor should be connected with DVI-D cable...

I use XF86Config from your post..Thanks for it :-)
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