Duplicate Stacked Taskbars After Installing Nvidia Driver

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Duplicate Stacked Taskbars After Installing Nvidia Driver

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

Before Installing Nvidia (Notice only GTX275 monitors are detected).png


After Installing Nvidia 1.png


after configuring nvidia settings.png

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Re: Duplicate Stacked Taskbars After Installing Nvidia Drive

Postby c3rtifi3d » 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 » 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 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:22 am

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

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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.
If your problem is fixed, please mark your thread as [SOLVED] by editing the title of the first message in the thread.

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Re: Duplicate Stacked Taskbars After Installing Nvidia Drive

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

Ran that, still getting the stacked bars + icons.


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