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Dual Monitors - nvidia 7950GT

Postby impaler on Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:32 am

Hey all just want to say that the user experience in mint is AMAZINGLY better than I remember the last time installing ubuntu. There has been some solid effort with this distro you have gained another fan. I noticed when testing different drivers you dont have to reconfig xorg as much as I remember ubuntu saves the day with safe graphics mode.

Well unfortunately the 'normal' way of installing the nvidia driver didnt work I tried them all in Gusty's new restricted manager. I remembered from last time I tried out beryl that the 96.43.01 or 9626 version of the nvidia driver works with my nvidia 7950 GT sparkle card.

So if you go to manual install in Envy and choose 96.43.01 it works fine.

I am trying to setup separate x screens and the nvidia settings wont do it. Every time I try it out on reboot my first monitor defaults back to a lower resolution and my second monitor goes off. Everything works fine with Twin view but I cant work well when I maximize a window and it spreads over two monitors like this and windows popup in the center.. I want to have separate monitors like I have in windows.

here is my current config attempt;

Any help is greatly appreciated I am kinda stuck.



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# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Generic Keyboard"
   Driver      "kbd"
   Option      "CoreKeyboard"
   Option      "XkbRules"   "xorg"
   Option      "XkbModel"   "pc105"
   Option      "XkbLayout"   "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Configured Mouse"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option      "CorePointer"
   Option      "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
   Option      "Protocol"      "ImPS/2"
   Option      "ZAxisMapping"      "4 5"
   Option      "Emulate3Buttons"   "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "stylus"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/wacom"
   Option      "Type"      "stylus"
   Option      "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"      # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "eraser"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/wacom"
   Option      "Type"      "eraser"
   Option      "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"      # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "cursor"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/wacom"
   Option      "Type"      "cursor"
   Option      "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"      # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Geforce 7950GT0"
   Driver      "nvidia"
   BusID      "PCI:5:0:0"
   Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
   Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Geforce 7950GT1"
   Driver      "nvidia"
   BusID      "PCI:5:0:0"
   Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
   Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Monitor0"
       ModelName      "Samsung 226bw"
   Option      "DPMS"
   HorizSync   30-81
   VertRefresh   56-75
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
      Identifier     "Monitor1"
       ModelName      "LG RT23LZ50"
       Option         "DPMS"
       HorizSync       30-81
       VertRefresh     56-75
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Screen0"
   Device      "Geforce 7950GT0"
   Monitor      "Monitor0"
   DefaultDepth   24
   SubSection "Display"
      Modes      "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Screen1"
   Device      "Geforce 7950GT1"
   Monitor      "Monitor1"
   DefaultDepth   24
   SubSection "Display"
      Modes      "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
       Identifier     "Layout0"
       Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
       Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
   InputDevice   "Generic Keyboard"
   InputDevice   "Configured Mouse"

# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
   InputDevice     "stylus"   "SendCoreEvents"
   InputDevice     "cursor"   "SendCoreEvents"
   InputDevice     "eraser"   "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection
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Postby Husse on Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:17 am

If I understand you right this is what you need
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3908
and thanks!
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