I'm trying to setup my two monitors to work with my GeForce 7600GT card and Ubuntu 12.04.
Here's my progress so far:
- Enabled the v173 driver
- Rebooted and got desktop effects, so it works
- sudo nvidia-xconfig for a clean xorg.conf
- Reboot, everything still working on one screen
When I run sudo nvidia-settings, I see the following configuration:
Is it right that the two screens are disabled? Anyway, in an attempt to get a dual screen configuration, I try to set them both to 'Separate X screen'. Then I save the configuration and reboot.
After the reboot, all desktop effects are gone, and all I got is everything duplicated on the second screen. I also get a compiz crash message. Sometimes even my network connectivity is gone.
When running sudo nvidia-settings, I get an (apparently known) error message: 'You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.'
When I remove the 173 driver, I can reproduce all this from step 1.
What am I doing wrong?