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Bif Powell
August 9th, 2010, 04:09 PM
This is 10.04 LTS 64-bit. I took all the modern stuff out of the computer, so I should be cool to make the system displays work right with just a single nv 9800gt adapter and just two displays a Viewsonic 1920x1080 and a samsung 2048x1152.

When I first installed, both monitors had the right resolution but the wrong monitor was primary. That appears to be extremely difficult to solve, with none of the options I found working for me, so I just swapped the cables.

After that change, the proper monitor is primary, but the other monitor is now stuck at 640x480. I googled and binged and slapped and blew and sucked and none of the magic lines to put into my xorg.conf have worked - in fact, I'm finding the best solution might be to put together some command lines with xrandr (which only sees one display FWIW) that do what I want, and then run those each time I start up the OS. I'm willing. I can type fast and I have a good memory.

I THINK I'm looking for the magic line I put into my /etc/X11/xorg.conf to get that display rotated 90 degrees. If CW is harder than CCW, I'll re-mount the display if needed. I can be flexible. A higher resolution would be GREAT as well, but I came into the world at 80x24, I can leave it the same way - thing is, seems like soemtimes, if the moons are aligned, I don't need it at all?

If the real solution is to re-install, that's fine, but I'm going to be back here again, with much more cynicism when I buy a new monitor.

Peace!

Here is my xrandr output:


:~$ xrandr --prop
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 175, current 2688 x 1152, maximum 2688 x 1152
default connected 2688x1152+0+0 0mm x 0mm
2048x1152 50.0 156.0
1920x1080 51.0 52.0 53.0
1680x1050 54.0 55.0
1600x1024 56.0
1440x900 57.0
1400x1050 58.0 59.0 60.0
1360x768 61.0 62.0
1280x1024 63.0 64.0 65.0
1280x960 66.0 67.0
1280x800 68.0
1280x720 69.0 70.0
1152x864 71.0 72.0 73.0 74.0 75.0 76.0 77.0
1024x768 78.0 79.0 80.0 81.0 82.0 83.0
960x720 84.0 85.0
960x600 86.0
960x540 87.0
928x696 88.0 89.0
896x672 90.0 91.0
840x525 92.0 93.0 94.0 95.0 96.0
832x624 97.0
800x600 98.0 99.0 100.0 101.0 102.0 103.0 104.0 105.0 106.0 107.0
800x512 108.0
720x576 109.0
720x480 110.0
720x450 111.0
720x400 112.0
700x525 113.0 114.0 115.0 116.0
680x384 117.0 118.0
640x512 119.0 120.0 121.0
640x480 122.0 123.0 124.0 125.0 126.0 127.0 128.0
640x400 129.0
640x350 130.0
576x432 131.0 132.0 133.0 134.0 135.0 136.0 137.0
512x384 138.0 139.0 140.0 141.0 142.0
416x312 143.0
400x300 144.0 145.0 146.0 147.0 148.0
360x200 149.0
320x240 150.0 151.0 152.0 153.0
320x200 154.0
320x175 155.0
2688x1152 156.0*

Here is my xconf.org:

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@yellow) Fri Apr 9 11:51:21 UTC 2010

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 "Samsung SyncMaster"
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 60.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 9800 GT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "1"
Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0"
Option "metamodes" "DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select +640+0, DFP-1: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Bif Powell
August 10th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Is there any more information I can provide to get help?

Bif Powell
August 19th, 2010, 12:59 AM
xrandr doesn't work right with nvidia's drivers, fwiw

anyone have any ideas?