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From: Kyle Liddell <kyle@××××××××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Dual Head
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 18:30:27
Message-Id: 20060713182540.GA10436@athlon.localdomain
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Dual Head by Trevor Rhodes
1 On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 03:06:56PM +1000, Trevor Rhodes wrote:
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5 > Hello All,
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7 > I've only been on gentoo a few weeks and amd64 since sunday. I did have
8 > my dual head working on 32bit gentoo with a radeon graphics card, but
9 > with the change to 64 I thought I'd change that too. So now I have a
10 > NX6200TC. Can somebody help me get the dual head to work with this card
11 > please? I'm totally lost.
12 >
14 Anyway, to actually answer your question:
15 I don't think you can get dual-head going with the "nv" driver provided with As far as proprietary drivers go, nvidia seems to at least be doing it right, except for being a little slow on the releases. The one that's currently out (8762) doesn't officialy support xorg-server-1.1.*. It is usable, but some things don't work properly. Everything works fine on older versions of xorg-server.
17 I would suggest giving the nvidia driver a try, although you'll have to fight with portage a bit to let you do it. Once you do, you might make your xorg.conf file have some of these bits:
19 Section "Device"
20 Identifier "My Video Card"
21 Driver "nvidia"
22 # Driver "nv"
24 #all these options are probably broken with xorg-server-1.1.*
25 #NVIDIA Option "RenderAccel" "1"
26 #NVIDIA Option "CursorShadow" "1" #this one might be ok
27 #NVIDIA Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "1"
28 #from here on should be ok
29 #### TWINVIEW ####
30 Option "TwinView" "1"
31 Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1280x1024,NULL; 1024x768,NULL; 1600x1200,NULL" #read the nvidia docs to make this do what you want
32 # Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-70" #this is how you specify your other monitor settings
33 # Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50-120" #KDS
34 #note that you can usually leave all the refresh rate info out and have X figure it out
35 Option "TwinViewOrientation" "LeftOf" #pick one
36 # Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
38 Section "Screen"
39 Identifier "Screen 1"
40 Device "My Video Card"
41 Monitor "My Monitor"
42 DefaultDepth 24
44 Subsection "Display"
45 Depth 24
46 Modes "1280x1024,1280x1024" "1280x1024," ",1280x1024"
47 ViewPort 0 0
48 EndSubsection
49 EndSection
50 #end config bits
52 I can't say for certain that the nvidia driver will let you do dual head with xorg-server-1.1.*, but I assume it would. I don't have the deskspace to setup dual-head stuff during the summer. I'm hoping for the next version of the drivers to be released RealSoonNow, since nvidia had a new release of the Windows driver a few weeks ago.
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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Dual Head Piotr Pruszczak <p.pruszczak@××××××××.pl>