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Old 03-07-07, 01:32 PM   #1
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Hello all, I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop model 2435-S255 and it has Nvidia Geforce4 MX420 Go (32MB) graphics...i ran both Sabayon Linux 3.26 and Ubuntu Feisty (7.04) which use one of the 9xxx series Nvidia drivers as the 3D/nvidia-glx driver. Now whenever i'm running with that driver, the LCD in my laptop refuses to work. If i don't have a external monitor connected, X never works and if i do have a external monitor hooked up, i only have any sort of display on the external monitor. When i drop down to one of the CLI sessions and edit the xorg.conf to use the Nvidia driver built-in to Xorg, the LCD works, but the external monitor doesn't...i don't game or do much XGL/AIGLX/Beryl stuff, but there is one thing i need and that's dual-monitor and for some reason, dual-monitor only works when i'm using the 3D drivers and TwinView so i need to use said driver. Any help in this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanking you all in advance for a quick reply
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Old 03-07-07, 03:12 PM   #2
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Without seeing a bug report, its impossible to guess at what might be wrong on your system.
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Old 03-07-07, 04:05 PM   #3
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Here is the bug report i submitted to Sabayon's bugzilla with my xorg.log, lspci and dmesg outputs:

http://bugs.sabayonlinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=92
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Old 03-07-07, 04:07 PM   #4
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Try adding the following option to the Device section of xorg.conf:
Option "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP"
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Old 03-07-07, 06:04 PM   #5
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Try adding the following option to the Device section of xorg.conf:
Option "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP"
AWESOME! that worked! Thank You! now...i have one final question, since i'm telling it to use the LCD, how would i go about getting dual-monitor working...or would i use what i'm using now plus that 'Option "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP"' option?

here's the device section currently with the 8776 driver:

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go]"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "TwinView" "yes"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768,1024x768;800x600,800x600"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "DFP-0 LeftOf CRT-0"
EndSection
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Old 03-07-07, 06:06 PM   #6
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You wouldn't use that option at all if you wished to setup Twinview.
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Old 03-07-07, 06:22 PM   #7
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You wouldn't use that option at all if you wished to setup Twinview.
oh, ok...well that's what fixed my problem and when i try to load the 9xxx driver with the current device section, i get the same issue i got before...
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Old 03-07-07, 06:28 PM   #8
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