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Duplicate Stacked Taskbars After Installing Nvidia Driver

Postby c3rtifi3d on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:14 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm new to linux, and have been bashing my head against keyboard for the past 48 hours trying to solve this. I finally decided to register on here in hopes of a possible solution.

Problem:

I have 3 video cards in my computer. 2 GTX 460 and 1 GTX 275.

I have 4 screens, 2 on the GTX 275 and 2 on one of the GTX 460s (SLI setup for Windows gaming).

I don't care about SLI in Linux. I just want my monitors to all work for the extra screen real estate.

I install Linux Mint 13 x64 and everything goes fine.

When I login, only the monitors connected to the GTX 275 are detected by "nouveau" (which I have come to learn is my mortal enemy in this quest).

The other monitors connected to the GTX 460 are not detected at all.

I follow the forum guide to install the Nvidia Drivers (I've redone it about 20 times now, no joke).
"How to install the Nvidia proprietary drivers in LinuxMint" I follow it to the letter.

After a reboot, when I login, my desktop is all messed up. There appears to be one taskbar for each screen stacked ontop of each other. The menu shortcut seems to be cut off or missing. All 4 screens display, but only the ones on the GTX 275 I can get to.

In nvidia-settings the screens connected to the 460 are orange instead of blue (don't know what that means).

From what I've read it might be a conflict with nouveau and nvidia, but I'm not sure. I've tried blacklisting and disabling nouveau via GRUB, but I get the weird duplicate taskbar thing anyways.

What can I do to remedy the situation? Is it possible to run 2x GTX 460 and 1x GTX 275 with 4 monitors in linux mint 13?

Any help is appreciated. If we solve this, I will love you long time!!! Thanks!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Duplicate Stacked Taskbars After Installing Nvidia Drive

Postby c3rtifi3d on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:24 pm

here is lspci -v output if it helps:

~ $ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] SMBus (rev a1)
00:01.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.3 Co-processor: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Co-Processor (rev a2)
00:01.4 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1)
00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1)
00:04.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1)
00:04.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1)
00:06.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] IDE (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 SATA controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] AHCI Controller (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP77 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:13.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:14.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev c0)
02:00.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation NF200 PCIe 2.0 switch (rev a2)
03:00.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation NF200 PCIe 2.0 switch (rev a2)
03:02.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation NF200 PCIe 2.0 switch (rev a2)
03:03.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation NF200 PCIe 2.0 switch (rev a2)
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] (rev a1)
04:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF104 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] (rev a1)
05:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF104 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT200b [GeForce GTX 275] (rev a1)
07:00.0 Audio device: Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium series [EMU20k2] (rev 04)
~ $
~ $ lspsci -v
No command 'lspsci' found, did you mean:
Command 'lspci' from package 'pciutils' (main)
lspsci: command not found
~ $



















~ $ lspci -v
00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a2)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] LPC Bridge (rev a2)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
I/O ports at 2f00 [size=256]

00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] SMBus (rev a1)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel, IRQ 10
I/O ports at 2900 [size=64]
I/O ports at 2d00 [size=64]
I/O ports at 2e00 [size=64]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: nForce2_smbus
Kernel modules: i2c-nforce2

00:01.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel

00:01.3 Co-processor: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Co-Processor (rev a2)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at d5e80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]

00:01.4 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel

00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at d5e7f000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
Memory at d5e7ec00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:04.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
Memory at d5e7d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:04.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
Memory at d5e7e800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:06.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] IDE (rev a1) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
[virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8]
[virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
[virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8]
[virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
I/O ports at ffa0 [size=16]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pata_amd
Kernel modules: pata_amd

00:08.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
I/O behind bridge: 0000b000-0000bfff
Memory behind bridge: d5f00000-d5ffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:09.0 SATA controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] AHCI Controller (rev a2) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 43
I/O ports at a080 [size=8]
I/O ports at a000 [size=4]
I/O ports at 9c00 [size=8]
I/O ports at 9880 [size=4]
I/O ports at 9800 [size=16]
Memory at d5e7a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP77 Ethernet (rev a2)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7612
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
Memory at d5e7c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
I/O ports at 9480 [size=8]
Memory at d5e7e400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Memory at d5e7e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
Kernel modules: forcedeth

00:10.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=06, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: d6000000-dfffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000a8000000-00000000cfffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:13.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=07, subordinate=07, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: f8000000-fdffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:14.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=08, subordinate=08, sec-latency=0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
Flags: fast devsel
Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: k10temp
Kernel modules: k10temp

00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
Flags: fast devsel

01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev c0) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 612d
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
Memory at d5fff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
I/O ports at bc00 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
Kernel modules: firewire-ohci

02:00.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation NF200 PCIe 2.0 switch (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: d6000000-dfffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000a8000000-00000000cfffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

03:00.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation NF200 PCIe 2.0 switch (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=03, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
Memory behind bridge: d6000000-d9efffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000a8000000-00000000b3ffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

03:02.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation NF200 PCIe 2.0 switch (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=03, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: d9f00000-dbffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000b4000000-00000000bfffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

03:03.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation NF200 PCIe 2.0 switch (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=03, secondary=06, subordinate=06, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: dc000000-dfffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0000000-00000000cfffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device 1360
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at d6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
Memory at a8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
I/O ports at cc00 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at d9e80000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb

04:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF104 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device 1360
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at d9e7c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device 1360
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at da000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
Memory at b8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at b4000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
I/O ports at dc00 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at d9f80000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb

05:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF104 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device 1360
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at d9f7c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT200b [GeForce GTX 275] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: BFG Tech Device 0e06
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at df000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at dc000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at def80000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb

07:00.0 Audio device: Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium series [EMU20k2] (rev 04)
Subsystem: Creative Labs Device 0043
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at fdff0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Memory at fdc00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2M]
Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_ctxfi
Kernel modules: snd-ctxfi
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Re: Duplicate Stacked Taskbars After Installing Nvidia Drive

Postby c3rtifi3d on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:10 pm

Before Installing Nvidia (Notice only GTX275 monitors are detected).png
before installing nvidia drivers (only gtx 275 screens detected)
Before Installing Nvidia (Notice only GTX275 monitors are detected).png (96.1 KiB) Viewed 581 times


After Installing Nvidia 1.png
My desktop icons are missing, taskbars are all glitchy looking, I got the screens working using xinema though!
After Installing Nvidia 1.png (13.85 KiB) Viewed 581 times


after configuring nvidia settings.png
Everything is glitchy after setting up my screens in nvidia-settings and enabling xinerama. I can move around screens perfect now, but no desktop icons and taskbars are glitchy
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Re: Duplicate Stacked Taskbars After Installing Nvidia Drive

Postby c3rtifi3d on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:22 pm

Found another clue: I'm apparently defaulting to gnome classic instead of cinnamon. Trying to run in cinnamon produces no background (all black) and I can move the mouse but clicking on stuff does nothing.
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Re: Duplicate Stacked Taskbars After Installing Nvidia Drive

Postby DerSandmann on Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:16 am

Same problem here, I'm running ATI cards w\ 3 monitors.
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Re: Duplicate Stacked Taskbars After Installing Nvidia Drive

Postby catweazel on Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:22 am

Same problem here, I'm running ATI cards w\ 3 monitors.

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon
'

That's for AMD cards, it purges the default drivers. Reboot after running it.
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Re: Duplicate Stacked Taskbars After Installing Nvidia Drive

Postby DerSandmann on Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:08 am

Ran that, still getting the stacked bars + icons.
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