Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Dual Head
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 13:43:38
Message-Id: e95icl$sk0$
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Dual Head by Trevor Rhodes
1 Trevor Rhodes <trevor@×××××××××××××.net> posted
2 44B5D4F0.30008@×××××××××××××.net, excerpted below, on Thu, 13 Jul 2006
3 15:06:56 +1000:
5 > I've only been on gentoo a few weeks and amd64 since sunday. I did have
6 > my dual head working on 32bit gentoo with a radeon graphics card, but with
7 > the change to 64 I thought I'd change that too. So now I have a NX6200TC.
8 > Can somebody help me get the dual head to work with this card please?
9 > I'm totally lost.
11 A quick google says NVidia proprietary hardware, meaning no supplied
12 specs, meaning you must either use NVidia slaveryware or the 2D only
13 freedomware drivers. That's why I've stuck with an ATI Radeon 9250 -- it
14 has freedomware OpenGL drivers and I couldn't legally do slaveryware if I
15 wanted to at least in places where a EULA is considered binding. FWIW, I
16 have it running dual 21 inch monitors, currently in 1600x2400 (1600x1200
17 stacked), altho I've run it as high as 2048x3072 (2048x1536 stacked), and
18 could tell you all about configuring xorg for the radeon driver with that.
20 In any case, for NVidia with either the slaveryware or the freedomware
21 drivers, amd64 shouldn't make a lot of difference in terms of
22 configuration. Read the documentation (xorg's and/or NVidia's, depending
23 on your drivers) and setup your xorg.conf accordingly. There's sometimes
24 a bug with eselect opengl pointing at the 32-bit headers instead of the
25 64-bit ones, for compiling xorg-server or the like, but that's not
26 dual-head related.
28 If you need help beyond that, perhaps someone else is running dual-head
29 Nvidia's.
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34 Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
35 "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
36 and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman
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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Dual Head Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>