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    Question Multiple Screens

    I have 2 nvidia cards, they used to be running SLI until i recently had another screen bestowed upon me. Using the nvidia-settings application i was able to have 2 desktops run.

    now, the problem. ive noticed that upon startup it doesnt boot the other screen. i log in, only screen 0 is being used, get an error that there is already a running system tray on this screen. so then, i log out, then i notice that my screen 1 starts recieving input and if i log back in then the screen 1 has a standard desktop (my desktop icons, basic system tray top and bottom.)

    so basically my goal is to have both screen 0 and screen 1 work when i login the first time, i would also like to be able to customize screen 1 (put shortcuts on the panels and different notifications)

    heres a copy of my xorg.conf
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    # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
    # nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@vernadsky) Thu Jun 5 09:26:53 UTC 2008

    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Thu Feb 14 18:20:37 PST 2008
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
    InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "glx"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "Xinerama" "0"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "WDE L2410NM"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 80.0
    VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor1"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "WDE L1975NW"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 82.0
    VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "NoLogo" "True"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName "GeForce 7600 GT"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard1"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName "GeForce 7600 GT"
    BusID "PCI:4:0:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "SLI" "off"
    Option "TwinView" "0"
    Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
    Option "metamodes" "1024x768 +0+0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"

    # Removed Option "metamodes" "640x480 +0+0"
    # Removed Option "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    Identifier "Screen1"
    Device "Videocard1"
    Monitor "Monitor1"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "TwinView" "0"
    Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
    Option "metamodes" "1024x768 +0+0"
    EndSection

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    Re: Multiple Screens

    Have you tried doing this through nvidia-settings? You can find it under System -> Administration -> Nvidia X Server Settings.

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    Re: Multiple Screens

    yea thats how i did it. two screens and i saved to the xorg.conf file. i was showing what it was.
    thanks

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    Re: Multiple Screens

    if i had to take a guess i would think this has to do with something not starting up during boot, but being activated after login, i dont have any idea what and cant seem to find a similar problem anywhere.
    thanks

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