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#1 2004-08-14 14:55:55

beniro
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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Registered: 2002-12-31
Posts: 312

Xinerama/Nvidia configuration difficulties...Help!

I'm having difficulties setting up Xorg to Xinerama across both of my monitors.  I'm running Arch Linux witih kernel 2.6.7, fluxbox and two Nvidia video cards (Geforce 5200 AGP and Geforce2 MX 400 PCI).  P4 2.4, 1 Gig of RAM...What else?  I'm posting my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file below.

When I startx, there's a screen flicker on my main monitor, then nothing shows up at all, and I have to press the reset button.

This happens when I try to use the second screen as the main (and only) screen as well.

I've looked through the Xorg logs.  There is a line that says "(WW) NVIDIA: No matching Device section for instace (BusID PCI:2:5:0) found".

I think I have a device section for the GPU?

I still startx with "startx -- +xinerama".  Is this necessary even though I have "Option 'xinerama' 'true'"???

I could post any additional info requested if seomeone would be kind enough to help me.

Thanks very much.

Section "Module"
    Load        "dbe"      # Double buffer extension
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection
    Load        "type1"
    Load        "speedo"
    Load        "freetype"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    RgbPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/artwiz-fonts/"
    FontPAth   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
     Option   "Xinerama"   "True"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Keyboard1"
    Driver    "Keyboard"
    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
    Option "XkbRules"    "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel"    "pc101"
    Option "XkbLayout"    "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Mouse1"
    Driver    "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "Monitor0"
     HorizSync   30-95
     VertRefresh 50-160
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
     Identifier  "Monitor1"
     HorizSync   30-69
     VertRefresh 50-120
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Standard VGA"
    VendorName    "Unknown"
    BoardName    "Unknown"
    Driver     "vga"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "VideoCard0"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "VideoCard1"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    BusID       "PCI:2:5:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "VideoCard0"
    Monitor     "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1280x960" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1280x960" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x960" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 2"
    Device      "VideoCard1"
    Monitor     "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"
    Screen 0 "Screen 1" 0 0
    Screen 1 "Screen 2" Rightof "Screen 1" 
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

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#2 2004-08-14 15:40:23

beniro
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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Registered: 2002-12-31
Posts: 312

Re: Xinerama/Nvidia configuration difficulties...Help!

Also, if I comment out the "Screen 1 'Screen 2' Rightof 'Screen 1'" Line, the display works fine on my main monitor.

I added the part about:

I've looked through the Xorg logs. There is a line that says "(WW) NVIDIA: No matching Device section for instace (BusID PCI:2:5:0) found".

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#3 2004-08-14 16:31:02

beniro
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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Registered: 2002-12-31
Posts: 312

Re: Xinerama/Nvidia configuration difficulties...Help!

I switched the PCI card from pci 5 to 4 and now it works.  I had to physically move the card and update the BusID, evne though it worked in Win in the 5 slot.  Oh, well.  Works now.

Interestingly, I just installed the new Nvidia drivers, which now no longer load, due to "invalid module format".  Damn!

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#4 2004-08-14 16:51:56

beniro
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From: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Registered: 2002-12-31
Posts: 312

Re: Xinerama/Nvidia configuration difficulties...Help!

The problem all along was solved simpl by using the "nv" driver on the second card.  I can use "nv" on both or "nvidia" on one, but not "nvidia" on both...

What's the problem???  I'm still looking into it...we'll see.

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#5 2004-08-15 02:16:16

jlvsimoes
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From: portugal
Registered: 2002-12-23
Posts: 392
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Re: Xinerama/Nvidia configuration difficulties...Help!

i got mine runnig 40 % got display on 2 monitors but the secod one is unusable ig betting a new pci bord becouse this one got only 2 mg off ram and if im not mistaken X needs 4 to run


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