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Old 07-30-06, 05:39 AM   #1
jdtate101
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Question Convert working SuSE twinview to Ubuntu

Attached is my working config for SuSE 10.0, which i recently replaced with ubuntu 6.06. The xorg.conf no longer work correctly. I want to convert the file to use in ubuntu, but don't know enough about xorg configs to do this solo. What I want is the follows:

Primary DVI Screen: Viewsonic VP201b 1600x1200@75Hz 24bit
Secondary CRT Screen: DELL 1704FP 1280x1024@75Hz 24bit

Final single desktop 2880x1200@75Hz, with DVI to the Left of the CRT, and the DVI as Primary (ie the login screen)

I know this is possible as it worked OK on suse.

So can you guys help???
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Old 07-30-06, 05:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: Convert working SuSE twinview to Ubuntu

post your Ubuntu xorg.conf so we've got something to work with, otherwise it will be fairly hit and miss.

There's a whole bunch of stuff that looks like it would be specific to SUSE or some other stuff you're running in that conf file, I've just finished messing around with some x.org conf stuff for TwinView and/or Xinerama and 60% of that file you posted looks like nothing I've seen before (or that you would require to acheive what you want).
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Old 07-30-06, 06:10 AM   #3
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Default Re: Convert working SuSE twinview to Ubuntu

Thats the file Im using right now... direct uploaded from suse to ubuntu...and it seems to work ok, other than that I can use the default (attached produced by dexconf), which we could use as a starting point.

dexconf seems to create the xorg.conf file as if I have an ATI card..(I dont I have a 6800GT)
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Old 07-30-06, 06:21 AM   #4
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Default Re: Convert working SuSE twinview to Ubuntu

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post your Ubuntu xorg.conf so we've got something to work with, otherwise it will be fairly hit and miss.

There's a whole bunch of stuff that looks like it would be specific to SUSE or some other stuff you're running in that conf file, I've just finished messing around with some x.org conf stuff for TwinView and/or Xinerama and 60% of that file you posted looks like nothing I've seen before (or that you would require to acheive what you want).
can you post your working config, and perhaps I can use this as a starting point???
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Old 07-30-06, 08:28 AM   #5
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Default Re: Convert working SuSE twinview to Ubuntu

here's my twinview conf, with some notes for you (I don't use this one, because I have four displays, and running them all directly withXinerama works better in that environment, but you won't learn much from looking at that). This conf is Xinerama running two twinview setups, just delete the bits that you obviously don't need.

run 'lspci' to find out what the PCI bus ID is for your graphics card - that's always a good thing to know :-)

The .conf is for Fedora Core 5.

I adjusted it after looking at the configurations provided by Bernhard (see the only other thread I've posted in), and also the configurations for Gentoo.

Google for:
gentoo twinview

and you'll find all you need.

the conf files you've posted don'tl look very clean... have you managed to autogenerate something with the nvidia tool?


and do you have a Wacom tablet? If so, how does it go with TwinView?
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Old 07-30-06, 11:07 AM   #6
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Default Re: Convert working SuSE twinview to Ubuntu

Ok heres what Ive got so far. The setup attached seems to be working somewhat, but still no second screen and no 1600x1200 on the DFP screen.
The logout below seems to support this, although I'm stumped as to how to resolve these last two issues..Any ideas?

I think my modelines are wrong, but I'm unsure what to replace them with.

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**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NoLogo" "true"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "RenderAccel" "true"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "TwinView" "true"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "TwinViewOrientation" "CRT-1 RightOf DFP-0"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "MetaModes" "1600x1200,1280x1024;1600x1200;1280x1024;1024x768; 800x600;640x480"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "HorizSync" "DFP-0: 30-82; CRT-1:30-107"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "VertRefresh" "DFP-0: 50-120; CRT-1:48-120"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "Rotate" "off"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP-0,CRT-1"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(**) NVIDIA(0): TwinView enabled
(**) NVIDIA(0): Disabling static screen rotation.
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 6800 GT at PCI:1:0:0
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoRAM: 262144 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 05.40.02.15.01
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected AGP rate: 8X
(--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
(--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 6800 GT at PCI:1:0:0:
(--) NVIDIA(0): Dell 1704FPT (CRT-1)
(--) NVIDIA(0): ViewSonic VP201b (DFP-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Dell 1704FPT (CRT-1): 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(0): ViewSonic VP201b (DFP-0): 155.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(0): ViewSonic VP201b (DFP-0): Internal Single Link TMDS
(II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Devices: CRT-1, DFP-0
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to find all display devices requested in TwinView
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Orientation string "CRT-1 RightOf DFP-0".
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1600x1200"; removing.
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0): "1600x1200,1280x1024"
(II) NVIDIA(0): "1280x1024"
(II) NVIDIA(0): "1024x768"
(II) NVIDIA(0): "800x600"
(II) NVIDIA(0): "640x480"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1280 x 1024
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Old 08-06-06, 01:23 PM   #7
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Default Re: Convert working SuSE twinview to Ubuntu

For purposes of helping others on this board here is my working xorg.conf file with twinview enabled across both screens.

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# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder26) Mon May 15 14:17:32 PDT 2006

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "twinview"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
Option "XkbModel" "cymotionlinux"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "VIEWSONIC"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1600x1200"
DisplaySize 406 305
HorizSync 30.0 - 82.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 75.0
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "GeForce 6800 GT"
BusID "AGP:1:0:0"
Screen 0
Option "NoLogo" "true"
Option "TwinView"
Option "MetaModes" "1600x1200"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-82"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60-75"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option "Rotate" "off"
Option "CursorShadow"
Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "32"
Option "CursorShadowXOffset" "3"
Option "CursorShadowYOffset" "3"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
#Modes "2880x1200" "1600x1200" "1280x1024"
Modes "1600x1200"
EndSubSection
EndSection
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