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endochrium
post Jan 22 2006, 09:53 AM
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Ok so i installed Zenwalk Linux with just enough knowledge to use bash and install packages thinking that there may be a few bumps on the way but i would solve them eventually. I was pretty much right bar one problem:

I have a 13" CRT piece of crap that cost me a whole $2. If my multi monitor setup hadn't worked perfectly on windows then i would blame it on my bullshit second monitor.
It's plugged into my digital port on my GT6600 using a digital to anologue converter, and when i start up Xwindows it looks something like this:
http://images2.dmusic.com/users/a/z/h/azha...lfire/50674.jpg
What I ideally want is a 2048x768 desktop spread over two monitors like i have on windows.

I've tried every multi display tutorial google can find but every single one has either miserably failed or has been way way too complicated for me to understand. But having made many mistakes and changes to xorg.conf i'm back at square one with my original xorg.conf.

Please help.
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post Jan 22 2006, 11:04 AM
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What graphics card(s) are you using?


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post Jan 22 2006, 10:40 PM
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Nvidia GT6600
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post Jan 22 2006, 10:42 PM
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also, you might want my xorg.conf:


# File generated by videoconfig


# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this section is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension
SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
EndSubSection
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
#Load "speedo"
Load "glx"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section. This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
# ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"
# Option "NoTrapSignals"
# Option "DontVTSwitch"
# Option "DontZap"
# Option "DontZoom"
# Option "DisableVidModeExtension"
# Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"
# Option "DisableModInDev"
# Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"
# Option "blank time" "10" # 10 minutes
# Option "standby time" "20"
# Option "suspend time" "30"
# Option "off time" "60"

# Option "EstimateSizesAggresively" "0"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"
# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"
# Option "AutoRepeat" "500 5"
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# Option "XkbDisable"
#
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" ""
# Option "XkbVariant" ""
# Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"
# Option "BaudRate" "9600"
# Option "SampleRate" "150"
# Option "Emulate3Buttons"
# Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
# Option "ChordMiddle"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor"
HorizSync 31.5 - 50.0
VertRefresh 40-90
Option "UseEdidFreqs" "1"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "videocard"
Driver "nv"
#VideoRam 4096
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

Section "Screen"
Identifier "videoconfig"
Device "videocard"
Monitor "monitor"
# DefaultDepth 8
# DefaultDepth 16
DefaultDepth 24
# DefaultDepth 32
Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Simple Layout"
Screen "videoconfig"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
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post Jan 22 2006, 11:52 PM
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Install the offficial nVidia drivers, then change the "driver" line (under device) in the config file to "nvidia". Once you've done that, check the official documentation, which exmplains the various twinview options available to you (there are quite a lot, and are bit too expansive to explain here until you decide exactly what you want to do).


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post Jan 24 2006, 09:41 PM
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Ok so I got the install for the nvidia drivers, tried to run it but failed. It says my kernel is not supported, then tries to compile a new kernel or something like that but can't find kernel.h. So being an impatient retard i decided to just search for kernel.h and point the installer in its direction so here's what happened:

sh [installer path] --kernel-source-path /usr/include/linux
/usr/include/linux/include/linux/kernel.h does not exist.

So logically:

sh [installer path] --kernel-source-path /usr
/usr is not a valid kernel path (or something like that)

So probably my best option is to find out the details of my kernel and get the source. how would i do that? and do you have any other suggestions?
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post Jan 25 2006, 05:26 AM
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Install the "kernel-source" package. You shouldnt need to pass an arguments to the installer.

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