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Old 09-09-2010, 11:26 AM
stan
 
Default Two monitors?

I have a Sun Ultra 40, which has an Nvidia graphics card capable of driving
2 monitors "nVidia Corporation NV41GL [Quadro FX 1400]. I am trying to get
the 2nd monitor working, and so far have had no luck. When I go to
Preferences -> Monitors, I am prompted if I want to run the Nvida
configuration tool. I say yes, and it comes up. It can autodetect both
monitors an HP LP2065 and Sun unit capable of 1920x1200. I am able to get
the Sun monitor to work as I want to, even though when I log out, and log
back in, I have to rerun the configurator to make it use the full screen
again. At the login promt it is in the wrong aspect ratio, and only uses
about 2/3 of the screen. Nothing ever shows up on the 2nd (HP_ monitor.

What am I doing wrong? I can post the xorg.conf file if that will help.


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Old 09-09-2010, 02:33 PM
stan
 
Default Two monitors?

On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 07:26:52AM -0400, stan wrote:
> I have a Sun Ultra 40, which has an Nvidia graphics card capable of driving
> 2 monitors "nVidia Corporation NV41GL [Quadro FX 1400]. I am trying to get
> the 2nd monitor working, and so far have had no luck. When I go to
> Preferences -> Monitors, I am prompted if I want to run the Nvida
> configuration tool. I say yes, and it comes up. It can autodetect both
> monitors an HP LP2065 and Sun unit capable of 1920x1200. I am able to get
> the Sun monitor to work as I want to, even though when I log out, and log
> back in, I have to rerun the configurator to make it use the full screen
> again. At the login promt it is in the wrong aspect ratio, and only uses
> about 2/3 of the screen. Nothing ever shows up on the 2nd (HP_ monitor.
>
> What am I doing wrong? I can post the xorg.conf file if that will help.

Following up to my own post, so that an answer gets in the archive
Aparently, evne though I see the changes in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, when I do
this somehow it does not work corectly. When I do:

gksudo nvidia-settings

and make the changes, then I can get the 2nd monitor to work coreclty in
TwinView mode.

I have not loged out, and back in to see if the changes persist over that
yet.

Really Odd.

Loking at eh xorg.conf file made using the menus, compared to the one I
just created here are the differences BTW.

74a75
> Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
139a141,142
> BusID "PCI:3:0:0"
> Screen 0
166,167d168
< # Removed Option "TwinView" "0"
< # Removed Option "metamodes" "DFP-0: 1280x1024 +0+0; DFP-0: 1024x768
+0+0; DFP-0: 832x624 +0+0; DFP-0: 800x600 +0+0; DFP-0: 640x480 +0+0; DFP-0:
1920x1200 +0+0"
172,173c173,174
< Option "TwinView" "1"
< Option "metamodes" "DFP-0: 1280x1024 +0+0, DFP-1:
nvidia-auto-select +1280+0; DFP-0: 1024x768 +0+0, DFP-1: nvidia-auto-select
+1024+0; DFP-0: 832x624 +0+0, DFP-1: nvidia-auto-select +832+0; DFP-0:
800x600 +0+0, DFP-1: nvidia-auto-select +800+0; DFP-0: 640x480 +0+0, DFP-1:
nvidia-auto-select +640+0; DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP-1:
nvidia-auto-select +1920+0"
---
> Option "TwinView" "0"
> Option "metamodes" "DFP-0: 1280x1024 +0+0; DFP-0: 1024x768
+0+0; DFP-0: 832x624 +0+0; DFP-0: 800x600 +0+0; DFP-0: 640x480 +0+0; DFP-0:
1920x1200 +0+0"



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