is ther dua monitor support in 64 studio?

  • mattephotofinish
Posted: Fri, 10/05/2007 - 03:59
I have dual monitors and the samee image appears on both screens. how can i spead my desktop across both.

dual monitor question

  • si
  • 12/27/08
  • Fri, 05/28/2010 - 06:35
Hello I tried the xorg.conf ideas proposed here, but I only get up to a low 2048x768 - 31.5Hz spread across my two 17" LCDs... I can get higher resolution, but never as "one" desktop across the two screens, always as one or two seperate monitors Can anyone help me out here? My one card has a dvi and an AGP out - an ATI radeon 9200. voila what works so far: ...xorg.conf ...keyboard, mouse etc then: Section "Device" Identifier "ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO]" Driver "radeon" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Option "MergedFB" "True" Option "CRT2HSync" "31.5 - 60.0" Option "CRT2VRefresh" "60-85" Option "MonitorLayout" "LCD,CRT" # use LCD,CRT even if you have 2 CRTs Option "OverlayOnCRTC2" "true" Option "MetaModes" "1024x768-1024x768" Option "CRT2Position" "RightOf" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor0" Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "MergedFB Screen" Device "ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO]" Monitor "monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "80$ Virtual 2560 1024 EndSubSection EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen "Merged FB Screen" InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" InputDevice "Configured Mouse" EndSection Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection ................................................................................. I've tried a few variations but nothing yet. My two screens are a LG flatron L1720P and a fujitsu siemens B-17-1 . Anybody? Ps-If you can help me out I'll send you a link to some jazz I recorded (on a single screen - aaaarrrrgggghh!) help help :-)

It worked

  • mattephotofinish
  • 10/05/07
  • Wed, 10/10/2007 - 13:45
It worked guys, thanks for giving a newbie some help. -Dan

Editing xorg.conf File

  • mattephotofinish
  • 10/05/07
  • Tue, 10/09/2007 - 14:02
Thanks guys for your help. I'll try that this afternoon. Osaeris, question. Why is the first xorg file you posted different from the last. Which one should I base mine off of.(I recognize that the driver names will be different) In one you have two screen devices and two card devices in the other you don't. -Dan

Why 2 different xorgs?

  • osaeris
  • 06/14/07
  • Wed, 10/10/2007 - 17:59
The first xorg was for my Nvidia Quadro NVS the second was for an ATI Radeon 7000 with dual monitor support. They are quite different setups.

Errors

  • osaeris
  • 06/14/07
  • Mon, 10/08/2007 - 21:51
Can you give us an idea of the errors you were getting? Did the X server fail to start or did the bootup process stop before even that?

Single User mode

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 10/08/2007 - 20:47
Choose Single user mode in Grub when you boot up. The enter your root password and you are in a text root terminal. Good. Now type editor /etc/X11/xorg.conf You should now have a text editor in which you can edit your file again. Hope it helps a bit!

Edited the xorg file.

  • mattephotofinish
  • 10/05/07
  • Mon, 10/08/2007 - 16:08
I tried editing the xorg file and apparently I typed something in wrong because 64 studio wont start up now. When I boot from the live cd it won't let me edit the files on the hard drive. Before I get home today and try to figure this out on my own, any suggestions on how to get over this hump? -Dan

ATI Dual Head

  • osaeris
  • 06/14/07
  • Sun, 10/07/2007 - 20:13
Hi there, I used to use a Radeon 7000 to do dual head. Just make sure that the binary ATI driver is install and working then backup your xorg.conf somewhere (to restore when it goes wrong) and try to adapt your xorg.conf from this one. It worked fine at the time. I use NVidia now. Sorry I can't be of more hand holding use but a working xorg.conf would have saved me hours of messing around: # # 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 /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page. # (Type "man /etc/X11/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 "Files" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi" # paths to defoma fonts FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID" EndSection Section "Module" Load "GLcore" Load "bitmap" Load "ddc" Load "extmod" Load "freetype" Load "glx" Load "int10" Load "type1" Load "vbe" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "kbd" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc104" Option "XkbLayout" "us" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Radeon 9600 XT MergedFB" Driver "radeon" VendorName "ATI" BoardName "ATI Radeon 9600 XT" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Option "MergedFB" "True" Option "CRT2HSync" "31.5 - 60.0" Option "CRT2VRefresh" "60-85" Option "MonitorLayout" "LCD,CRT" #use LCD,CRT even if you have 2 CRTs Option "OverlayOnCRTC2" "true" Option "MetaModes" "1024x768-1024x768" Option "CRT2Position" "RightOf" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor0" Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "DELL M782" Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "MergedFB Screen" Device "Radeon 9600 XT MergedFB" Monitor "DELL M782" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1024x768" Virtual 2048 768 EndSubSection EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen "MergedFB Screen" InputDevice "Configured Mouse" InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" EndSection Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection

Dual Monitors

  • mattephotofinish
  • 10/05/07
  • Fri, 10/05/2007 - 22:33
Guys I hate to bug you but I need a little hand holding here. I havn't messed with the command line of anything but 3dsmax since college(about 8 years ago) and I am quite unfamiliar with linux and the terminology used by the community. I have a single ati card driving two monitors of different types. Right now 64 Studio shows exactly the same desktop on both monitors. What do I have to do exactly to get my desktop extended around both of these monitors? I have no idea how to get to config files but I am fairly intelligent so if someone could kind of just give me the basics in laymans terms... Thanks, Dan

Dual head with NVidia

  • osaeris
  • 06/14/07
  • Fri, 10/05/2007 - 07:51
I have my desktop spread across 2 monitors. I spent a while getting this right mainly due to installing the wrong driver first time. I have installed the Nvidia binary driver (I have an NVS Quadro4 DualHead card so for me it was the legacy-95xx kernel module and driver). Here is a copy of my xorg.conf if it helps anyone: Make sure that you get the line BusID "PCI:2:0:0" to match your own system. You can find the correct X:0:0 reference number by typing lspci in a terminal and noting the numbers next to the entry for your particular card. # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg 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 /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page. # (Type "man /etc/X11/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 "Files" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi" FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi" # paths to defoma fonts FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID" EndSection Section "Module" # Load "GLcore" Load "bitmap" Load "ddc" Load "extmod" Load "freetype" Load "glx" Load "int10" Load "type1" Load "vbe" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "kbd" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc104" Option "XkbLayout" "us" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Monitor Vendor" ModelName "Dell 1702FP (Analog)" DisplaySize 340 270 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC: HorizSync 30.0 - 80.0 VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0 Option "dpms" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor1" VendorName "Monitor Vendor" ModelName "Dell 1702FP (Analog)" ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC: HorizSync 30.0 - 80.0 VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0 Option "dpms" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Videocard0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "Videocard vendor" BoardName "nVidia Corporation NV17GL [Quadro4 200/400 NVS]" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Videocard1" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "Videocard Vendor" BoardName "nVidia Corporation NV17GL [Quadro4 200/400 NVS]" BusID "PCI:2:0:0" Screen 1 EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Videocard0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" EndSubSection EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen1" Device "Videocard1" Monitor "Monitor1" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" EndSubSection EndSection Section "DRI" Group 0 Mode 0666 EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Multihead layout" Screen 0 "Screen0" LeftOf "Screen1" Screen 1 "Screen1" 0 0 InputDevice "Configured Mouse" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard" Option "Xinerama" "on" Option "Clone" "off" EndSection

Dual Monitor Setup

  • mattephotofinish
  • 10/05/07
  • Fri, 10/05/2007 - 15:06
I have an ATI card. Does it matter? I am complete new to this and at a bit of a loss as to how to make these changes, or even edit the files you're talking about. -Dan

ATI

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 10/05/2007 - 16:51
Yes it does matter... Google for ATI dual screen xorg debian how to You'll get lots of info. (now the secret is out. That is how we know everything!) Cheers, Quentin