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samzie
April 29th, 2010, 10:28 AM
Hi everyone, im new to ubuntu and will never go back to the darkside!

My problem is this. I've tried to get two monitors working for the past week but am unable to. ive followed other threads, carrying out their instructions and nothing seems to get close to solving this. i can turn either monitors off and on from the nvidia X server display configuration so i am guessing i cant be far off but unable to get both running using twinning or any other mode for that matter. also when i start system/preferences/display i can only see one monitor. but on x server i can see both. im not sure if theres an issue there. I've even tried installing envyNG but that never gets past the downloading drivers stage so i give up with that.

ive got the latest drivers but no luck, still getting.

Failed to set MetaMode (1) 'CRT-0: nvidia-auto-select @1280x1024 +1920+0, DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select @1920x1080 +0+0' (Mode 3200x1080, id: 50) on X screen 0.

ive tried changing the monitor settings on both but but nothing helps,
also ive tried changing the Xorg.conf but when i do that and restart i usually have to reinstall the orginal the original xorg.conf. because the driver refuses to load. heres my original conf.

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

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

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Disable "dri2"
EndSection

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


im using the latest 173 nvidia driver and this very morning i carried out the latest update ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala, still no luck. can anyone help me?

Many thanks

Samzie

P4man
April 29th, 2010, 10:32 AM
Which version of ubuntu and which (nvidia) videocard?

BTW, "system/preferences/display" is no longer functional after installing nvidia's proprietary driver, you have to use the nvidia tool instead, that at least is normal.

samzie
April 29th, 2010, 11:35 AM
nvidia Geforce fx agp 5600 173.14.20 and 9.10 karmic koala

Grenage
April 29th, 2010, 11:40 AM
Twinview does often struggle with a couple of screens, but it can usually be rectified bf specifying an EDID file. At the bottom of this page (http://www.grenage.com/xorg.html) (fair warning, that's my site), have a quick look.

Wimz3n
April 29th, 2010, 01:59 PM
I have some issues too with dual screen, so i just got a single q:
Why can't i use another resolution on my HD-ready TV than on my laptop. If i want another, it's just set to panning the TV (=no movies).

And samzie: I had a few issues with karmic, so from my point of view, go back to jauntry.

A toss to developers & helpers out there:
Newbies like me wants some info. There are everywhere, but often at a point of level that is pretty uneasy to understand, Which make it hard to actually stick to Linux. It took me one month to actually use Linux on my laptop (celebrating one year Linuxuser tomorrow).

Why is it so hard to make a prog dealing with xorg.conf?

samzie
April 29th, 2010, 02:49 PM
still no luck, i aquired edid file

i noticed this on the terminal

samzie@main:~$ gksudo nvidia-settings

PARSE ERROR: Parse error on line 39 of section Module in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
"Disable" is not a valid keyword in this section.
ummm now im stuck

also, if i press "detect settings" nothing happends for either of the selected monitors

Failed to set MetaMode (1) 'CRT-0: nvidia-auto-select @1280x1024 +0+56, DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select @1920x1080 +1560+0' (Mode 3480x1080, id: 51) on X screen 0.

still hapening and my conf is now
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
Option "metamodes" "CRT-0: 1440x900_75 +0+0, CRT-1: 1440x900_75 +1440+0"
Option "CustomEDID" "CRT-1:/etc/X11/edid.bin"

EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Disable "dri2"
EndSection

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

added just like it said on your page. any thoughts?

Grenage
April 29th, 2010, 03:00 PM
Hi again.

What is the purpose of this section:


Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Disable "dri2"
EndSection

Additionally, have you tried using nvidia-settings? The metamode in your config is exactly the same as mine, were you after those exact resolutions?

samzie
April 29th, 2010, 03:52 PM
ok i took section out of the config, now im getting
samzie@main:~$ gksudo nvidia-settings
file '/root/.nvidia-settings-rc' (the currently enabled display
devices are CRT-0 on main:0.0).


ERROR: Invalid display device DFP-0 specified on line 46 of configuration
file '/root/.nvidia-settings-rc' (the currently enabled display
devices are CRT-0 on main:0.0).


ERROR: Invalid display device DFP-0 specified on line 47 of configuration
file '/root/.nvidia-settings-rc' (the currently enabled display
devices are CRT-0 on main:0.0).


ive just altered my settings to my monitors (not yours) and am gonna restart, lol wish me luck ...

samzie
April 29th, 2010, 04:03 PM
Failed to set MetaMode (1) 'CRT-0: 1280x1024_75 @1280x1024 +0+0, DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select @1920x1080 +1280+0' (Mode 3200x1080, id: 50) on X screen 0.

tried this too
1) open a terminal
2) sudo mv -i /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
2) sudo touch /etc/X11/xorg.conf
3) sudo nvidia-settings
4) hit "save configuration"

and got this
ERROR: Cannot open display 'main:0.0'.


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute CursorShadow specified on line 20 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute CursorShadowAlpha specified on line 21 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute CursorShadowRed specified on line 22 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute CursorShadowGreen specified on line 23 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute CursorShadowBlue specified on line 24 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute CursorShadowXOffset specified on line 25 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute CursorShadowYOffset specified on line 26 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute SyncToVBlank specified on line 27 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute LogAniso specified on line 28 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute FSAA specified on line 29 of configuration
file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute TextureSharpen specified on line 30 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute GammaCorrectedAALines specified on line 31 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute AllowFlipping specified on line 32 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute FSAAAppControlled specified on line 33 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute LogAnisoAppControlled specified on line 34 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute OpenGLImageSettings specified on line 35 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute RedBrightness specified on line 36 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute GreenBrightness specified on line 37 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute BlueBrightness specified on line 38 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute RedContrast specified on line 39 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute GreenContrast specified on line 40 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute BlueContrast specified on line 41 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute RedGamma specified on line 42 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute GreenGamma specified on line 43 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute BlueGamma specified on line 44 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute DigitalVibrance specified on line 45 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute ImageSharpening specified on line 46 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute XVideoTextureSyncToVBlank specified on line
47 of configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute XVideoBlitterSyncToVBlank specified on line
48 of configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).


ERROR: Unable to assign attribute XVideoSyncToDisplay specified on line 49 of
configuration file '/home/samzie/.nvidia-settings-rc' (no Display
connection).

lol help!!!

Grenage
April 29th, 2010, 04:22 PM
I've never seen an issue with .nvidia-settings-rc - to be honest I didn't even know it existed! The references to CRT/DFP will obviously have to match those for your system.

Move .nvidia-settings-rc, call it .nvidia-settings-rc.bak or something. Then clear out your xorg.conf and try gksu nvidia-settings again.

Something has obviously gone horribly wrong, and it's trying to set conditions that aren't there. After clearing .nvidia-settings-rc and xorg.conf, I imagine your steps 1-4 woud sort it out. I hope, anyhow.

P4man
April 29th, 2010, 04:39 PM
Sonething else to throw in: in lucid (10.04) the opensource nvidia drivers seemed quite usable if you dont need too much 3d. It works a treat for compiz and enabled dual monitor automatically on my PC. Then again, my card is a bit newer (7900) and I did install the proprietary drivers, so its not like I tested extensively. I also seem to recall the opensource drivers causing issues with suspend, not sure if that is fixed meanwhile.

Anyway, im sure you'll get it fixed with Grenage's help, but just a FYI.

Objekt
April 29th, 2010, 05:15 PM
I think the OP probably needs to nuke his xorg config from orbit & start over.

A first step would be to back up the current xorg.conf file, just in case.

If he just renames his existing xorg.conf file to something like xorg.conf.backup, the system should automagically generate a fresh xorg.conf on the next Xserver restart, or prompt him to do so.

At least that's what I can recall off the cuff. I'm not sitting in front of my Ubuntu system now, so I can't go into more detail.

samzie
April 29th, 2010, 05:27 PM
i give up,
what ever i do leads to something bigger and badder, im new to unix so its a bit of a struggle, im learning fast but dont understand what im doing right now, perhaps in a few months or somthing or i'll buy a better card, thanks for all the help much appreciated.

Samzie

Grenage
April 29th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Don't give up! This kind of headache sucks; we know, we've all been there.

Did you try removing the nvidia.rc and xorg files, then following steps 1-4 again?

P4man
April 29th, 2010, 06:40 PM
Consider yourself lucky! some people install ubuntu and everything just works, these poor buggers never learn a thing :p

on a serious note, try the above suggestions.

samzie
May 6th, 2010, 11:52 AM
sorry for the extended delay i installed lynx and it killed my computer,
so ive reinstalled everything and here is my brand new conf. also. i cant aquire a edid file file from anywhere? do i need one for both monitors or do i acquire from just one?
also same issues as before with :- Failed to set MetaMode (1) 'CRT-0: nvidia-auto-select @1280x1024 +0+0, DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select @1920x1080 +1280+0' (Mode 3200x1080, id: 50) on X screen 0.

config -------------------------
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
Option "metamodes" "CRT-0: 1440x900_75 +0+0, CRT-1: 1440x900_75 +1440+0"
Option "CustomEDID" "CRT-1:/etc/X11/edid.bin"

Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "@@@ L7AK2A"
HorizSync 31.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
EndSection

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

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce FX 5600"
EndSection

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

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
Option "metamodes" "CRT-0: 1440x900_75 +0+0, CRT-1: 1440x900_75 +1440+0"
Option "CustomEDID" "CRT-1:/etc/X11/edid.bin"

Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
Option "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +1280+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

i cant be far off surely

Grenage
May 6th, 2010, 11:59 AM
If you can't acquire an EDID file, what are you referencing in the xorg.conf?


Option "CustomEDID" "CRT-1:/etc/X11/edid.bin"

What are your monitor models?

samzie
May 6th, 2010, 12:04 PM
theres is no edid file in /x11 so im guessing i need to make one and put it iin there? my monitors are

LG w2343 dfp-0 1920x1080 and l7ak2a crt-0 1280x1024

also get this if i try to add metamode
• MetaMode 2 of Screen 0 is the same as MetaMode 1. All MetaModes must be unique.

this is what my x server settings look like

1Linux-x86
NVIDIA Driver Version:173.14.20
Display Name:samzie-desktop:0Display Name:
Server Version Number:11.0
Server Vendor String:The X.Org
FoundationServer Vendor Version:1.6.4 (10604000)
---------------------------Resolution:Depth:24GeForce FX 5600 (GPU 0)
x screen 0 information -------------
screen number 0
samzie-desktop:0.0Dimensions1280x1024 pixels (342x271 millimeters)
NV-Control Version:1.16 GPU Errors: 0
X Screens:195x96 dots per inch Recovered GPU errors 0:
Displays:LG W2343 (DFP-0),
@@@ L7AK2A (CRT-0)

samzie
May 6th, 2010, 02:21 PM
ive search my pc for an edid file without any luck. can i generate one? if so how?

samzie
May 6th, 2010, 07:40 PM
oh well, i lived in hope!

Grenage
May 6th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Hi Samzie!

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, it's been a bit of day! I think the best thing I can do, is give you my xorg.conf from work; I'm back in there tomorrow morning.

I'll make the appropriate resolution adjustments to it, and if that doesn't work, I'll explain how best to get the EDID file in place (if required).

Gren.

Grenage
May 7th, 2010, 10:00 AM
The below config is what I imagine it might need to be like. I was a little surprised that you mentioned both DFP and CRT in your earlier post; normally if two monitors are on one card, they will both be DFP (0 and 1) or CRT (0 and 1).

If the below doesn't work, I'd quite like to see what nvidia-settings gives you as an xorg.conf.


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
EndSection

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

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "LG"
ModelName "W2343"
HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce FX 5600"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
Option "metamodes" "CRT-0: 1920x1080_60 +0+0, CRT-1: 1280x1024_60 +1920+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

samzie
May 7th, 2010, 11:25 AM
thank you for getting back and helping me, ive your added your config still getting

Failed to set MetaMode (1) 'CRT-0: nvidia-auto-select @1280x1024 +1920+0, DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select @1920x1080 +0+0' (Mode 3200x1080, id: 50) on X screen 0.

do you wonder if my card is capable of dual view? im starting to wonder? what do you think?

Grenage
May 7th, 2010, 11:34 AM
It does seem rather odd. If you were to delete the old xorg.conf, recreate it, then run nvidia-settings - can you activate both monitors?


sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
sudo touch /etc/X11/xorg.conf
gksu nvidia-settings

samzie
May 7th, 2010, 11:44 AM
i can select each on x server and turn them on or off and set the display res, but obviously not at the same time. i have to select off on one of them to get the other to come on.

i'll try what you have asked and get back right now

samzie
May 7th, 2010, 11:47 AM
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "@@@ L7AK2A"
HorizSync 31.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce FX 5600"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
Option "metamodes" "CRT: NULL, DFP: 1024x768 +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

samzie
May 7th, 2010, 12:15 PM
i also had a look on a few web pages and they all say it has dual monitor capability. i done a system check to ensure every thing was ok using $sudo lshw
it all looks ok to me

samzie@samzie-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -html > your-file-name.html
[sudo] password for samzie:
samzie@samzie-desktop:~$ sudo lshw
samzie-desktop
description: Desktop Computer
product: PCV-RS346(CE)
vendor: Sony Corporation
version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
serial: 28004250-5000223
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp
configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=1 uuid=6029A845-2AF8-D711-BA02-000C6EE2C729
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: P4SD-VX
vendor: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
physical id: 0
version: To be filled by O.E.M.
serial: To be filled by O.E.M.
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
physical id: 0
version: 2002 (09/19/2003)
size: 64KiB
capacity: 448KiB
capabilities: acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 4
bus info: cpu@0
version: 15.2.9
slot: CPU 1
size: 3GHz
capacity: 3GHz
width: 32 bits
clock: 200MHz
capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe pebs bts cid xtpr
configuration: id=1
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 5
slot: L1-Cache
size: 8KiB
capacity: 8KiB
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies data
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 6
slot: L2-Cache
size: 512KiB
capacity: 512KiB
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified
*-logicalcpu:0
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 1.1
width: 32 bits
capabilities: logical
*-logicalcpu:1
description: Logical CPU
physical id: 1.2
width: 32 bits
capabilities: logical
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: 2a
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 1GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
product: PartNum0
vendor: Manufacturer0
physical id: 0
serial: SerNum0
slot: DIMM0
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
*-bank:1
description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
product: PartNum1
vendor: Manufacturer1
physical id: 1
serial: SerNum1
slot: DIMM1
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
*-bank:2
description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
product: PartNum2
vendor: Manufacturer2
physical id: 2
serial: SerNum2
slot: DIMM2
size: 512MiB
width: 64 bits
*-bank:3
description: DIMM [empty]
product: PartNum3
vendor: Manufacturer3
physical id: 3
serial: SerNum3
slot: DIMM3
width: 64 bits
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=agpgart-intel
resources: irq:0 memory:f8000000-fbffffff(prefetchable)
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master
resources: memory:fc900000-fe9fffff memory:dff00000-efefffff(prefetchable)
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: NV31 [GeForce FX 5600]
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nvidia latency=64 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5
resources: irq:16 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:e0000000-e7ffffff(prefetchable) memory:fe9e0000-fe9fffff(prefetchable)
*-generic UNCLAIMED
description: System peripheral
product: 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Memory Interface
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 6
bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:fecf0000-fecf0fff
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:16 ioport:e000(size=32)
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:19 ioport:e400(size=32)
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:18 ioport:e800(size=32)
*-usb:3
description: USB Controller
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:16 ioport:ec00(size=32)
*-usb:4
description: USB Controller
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.7
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm debug bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:23 memory:febffc00-febfffff
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801 PCI Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1e
bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
version: c2
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master
resources: ioport:a000(size=4096) memory:fea00000-feafffff memory:eff00000-f7efffff(prefetchable)
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@0000:02:08.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:0c:6e:e2:c7:29
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.24-k2-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.69 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:20 memory:feaff000-feafffff ioport:ac00(size=64)
*-network:1
description: Wireless interface
product: RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI
vendor: RaLink
physical id: 9
bus info: pci@0000:02:09.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 00:13:d3:6e:d0:2c
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2500pci latency=64 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
resources: irq:21 memory:feafc000-feafdfff
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia video controller
product: iTVC16 (CX23416) MPEG-2 Encoder
vendor: Internext Compression Inc
physical id: a
bus info: pci@0000:02:0a.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ivtv latency=64 maxlatency=8 mingnt=128
resources: irq:22 memory:f0000000-f3ffffff(prefetchable)
*-firewire
description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
product: uPD72874 IEEE1394 OHCI 1.1 3-port PHY-Link Ctrlr
vendor: NEC Corporation
physical id: e
bus info: pci@0000:02:0e.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ohci1394 latency=64 maxlatency=44 mingnt=20
resources: irq:18 memory:feafe000-feafefff
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
logical name: scsi0
logical name: scsi1
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master emulated
configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
resources: irq:18 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:fc00(size=16) memory:40000000-400003ff
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: ST3160021A
vendor: Seagate
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: 3.04
serial: 3JS1G76D
size: 149GiB (160GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=6f1e15ad
*-volume:0
description: EXT3 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
logical name: /
version: 1.0
serial: 1dbb1733-132c-4728-8c2c-bcdf4670a5a5
size: 146GiB
capacity: 146GiB
capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files recover ext3 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2010-05-06 09:52:10 filesystem=ext3 modified=2010-05-06 12:14:58 mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2010-05-07 11:48:51 state=mounted
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 2933MiB
capacity: 2933MiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 2933MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-cdrom:0
description: DVD writer
product: DVD-RW DVR-106D
vendor: PIONEER
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom1
logical name: /dev/cdrw1
logical name: /dev/dvd1
logical name: /dev/dvdrw1
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 1.00
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-cdrom:1
description: DVD reader
product: DVD-ROM GDR8162B
vendor: HL-DT-ST
physical id: 0.1.0
bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/scd1
logical name: /dev/sr1
version: 0015
capabilities: removable audio dvd
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-serial UNCLAIMED
description: SMBus
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0
resources: ioport:400(size=32)
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.5
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.5
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0
resources: irq:17 ioport:d400(size=256) ioport:d000(size=64) memory:febff800-febff9ff memory:febff400-febff4ff
*-communication UNCLAIMED
description: Modem
product: 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Modem Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.6
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.6
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: ioport:d800(size=256) ioport:dc00(size=128)
*-scsi
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@1:5
logical name: scsi2
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk:0
description: SCSI Disk
product: UMH-U HS-MS
vendor: Sony
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: 2.12
capabilities: removable
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sdb
*-disk:1
description: SCSI Disk
product: UMH-U HS-CF
vendor: Sony
physical id: 0.0.1
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.1
logical name: /dev/sdc
version: 2.12
capabilities: removable
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sdc
*-disk:2
description: SCSI Disk
product: UMH-U HS-SM
vendor: Sony
physical id: 0.0.2
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.2
logical name: /dev/sdd
version: 2.12
capabilities: removable
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sdd
samzie@samzie-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -html > your-file-name.html

Grenage
May 7th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Without both monitors at least being enabled, we're going to have problems. Were there different revisions of that GFX card, perhaps some without dual-head support?

samzie
May 7th, 2010, 01:48 PM
i think its time to call it a day, i'll invest in a new card soon, im in the middle of moving house so it will have to wait for a couple of months. thank you for being so helpful though. it was fun trying. again many thanks and all the best.

Samzie

brian11
May 7th, 2010, 01:50 PM
If you haven’t taken the plunge into doubling up on monitors, you have a few options for doing so, from adding a second video card to your computer, to replacing the old one with a dual card, or just plugging a monitor into your laptop and using its screen as a second monitor. Here’s a primer on how to set up dual monitors. If your boss won’t approve the purchase order for your second monitor at work? Tell her studies show it will increase your productivity.
Once you’ve got the two screens hooked up, go to your system’s display settings to configure their arrangement. One of the screens will be your “primary” monitor (numbered 1) and then the secondary. Hit the “Identify” button to throw up numbers on each screen letting you know which is which. If one of your monitors is smaller than the other, drag and drop it to align to the top or bottom of its comrade in the same way the screens are physically aligned on your desk, to ensure the smoothest window and mouse movement between the two. In my case, my MacBook Pro is the primary monitor to the bottom right of my widescreen, as pictured (click to enlarge).

samzie
May 7th, 2010, 02:08 PM
thanks Brian! :lolflag:

Iowan
May 7th, 2010, 05:07 PM
Warn or 1-point sig violation. It's too commercial

P4man
May 7th, 2010, 05:34 PM
Iowan, its a bot.

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