On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 09:12:26AM -0500, Martin S. Weber wrote: > Fine, after some fiddling and the kindly help of Marcin I now have a working > dual head setup. The "trick" is to not try and configure the nv driver from > within xorg.conf, but instead do it during the runtime and after > initialization of screens with xrandr. So while a setup like, screen 0 on > Card 0, screen 1 on Card 1 will crash your server; a setup like, screen 0 > and screen 1 on Card 0 will bluntly ignore anything you say about VirtualSize, > LeftOf, RightOf, OhMyGodOoof and just clone one monitor worth of pixels on > both monitors (but not crash, hey!), the following works like a charm: Connect > both monitors to same card (will crash if not), then during before the window > manager starts (fvwm doesn't like the screensize to change afterwards), > xrandr --output DVI1 --leftof DVI0 --mode 1680x1050 > xrandr --output DVI0 --rightof DVI1 --mode 1680x1050 > will do the trick, giving me a 3360x1050 display spread over both monitors. > I couldn't see how I'd start two displays here, which is what I initially > wanted, but ok. Surprisingly the above commands work like they do, due to > the manpage it shouldn't (leftof rightof is exactly the example they say > will not work, oh well) but who cares about manpages being correct anyways. Yes, the state of X.Org (in general, not just in our tree) is depressing at times. > To me what's interesting is: Both the command and the LeftOf directive in > the xorg.conf should use the RandR1.2 interface to setup the screens. One I'm not sure about that. The server reads the xorg.conf, but RandR is a client/server interface. Maybe there are some -D still missing here and there on the server. > (the xorg.conf way) either does have no effect (both monitors on same card) > or crashes (one monitor per card). The other way (xrandr(1)) at least "works" > for the 2 monitors, one card setup. Now this might be a hint of what might > be wrong in the nv driver, only its maintainer doesn't seem to care (sent > him a 2nd report on how I got it working etc) but that's ok. I get ignored a > lot lately. At least the thread here (me talking to myself answering to.. uh.. > myself) now ends with a 'RESOLVED' message. Well, it's good that you got your setup working. FWIW, I need workarounds in xorg.conf to make the intel chip on the ASUS EeeBox work properly. So yeah, it's sad. -- Quentin Garnier - cube%cubidou.net@localhost - cube%NetBSD.org@localhost "See the look on my face from staying too long in one place [...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling" KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.
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