NVIDIA and VGA-out
On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 06:34:41 -0700, Hugo Wau wrote:
> My Notebook running SID AMD64 actually with 188.8.131.52 vanilla kernel, is
> equipped with a GeForce Go6100 graphic adapter.
> I need to connect a beamer during lectures - preferably in dual screen
> mode (Notebook screen + beamer being active).
> NVIDIA's (closed source?) blob allows the "NVIDIA X server setting"
> software to detect the beamer, which is connected via VGA-out, and to
> use it just as I want it.
> But the installation of NVIDIA's blob has changed my X-settings so that
> I can no longer run older kernels with built in open nv- drivers.
> Is there a chance to have "dual screen mode" (Notebook screen + beamer)
> with open source drivers?
I think the nv driver supports randr for some models, so you can try
xrandr (from package x11-xserver-utils) or grandr (package grandr).
> Or is it possible to run the system depending on the kernel version with
> the NVIDIA close software for the 2.6.27 kernel and with older kernels
> and the open source drivers?
It might be possible if you do not specify a driver in your xorg.conf,
but I don't know for sure.
> Which files need to be restored from backup for either one or the other?
The file is /etc/X11/xorg.conf. It has a section called "Device" which
lets you specify
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