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Old 26th November 2006, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by hiberphoptik
i currently run 3 nvidia cards with Fedora and the official nvidia drivers

one of the cards has a different GPU than the other two

works fine, you just have to add a device, screen,monitor section for each card and of course set the positions of each screen in relation to eachother
I have been skitzzing out over this and have actually come to the conclusion that I needed to do something not to dissimilar to what you have mentioned. I thought that because the cards support "dual head" independantly then I would have to configure settings for 'each DVI port' on the card - making 4 ports, configured as 4 independant cards. I think my config is up the creek on this one but the basics are there. This is what I am up to at the moment. - but it dosnt boot into GUI - X Server; I have to login 'startx' at the command prompt.

My second card detects in the nVidia X Server Settings screen in Gnome and my second monitor detects as well but is disabled. I am unable to activate it as the prompt keeps saying something to the effect that I need to restart X (obviously) but never applies when I reboot. - this is getting very confusing. Wish I had been using Linux for longer then I would have a better handle on what is going on.

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# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "ServerLayout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" LeftOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
Option "Clone" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "ddc"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "extmod"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbVariant" "intl"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Samsung"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1280x1024"
HorizSync 31.5 - 67.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Benq"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1280x1024"
HorizSync 31.5 - 67.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GS]"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia1"
Driver "nVidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GS]"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
Screen 2
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia2"
Driver "nVidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GS]"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1"
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
Screen 1
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia3"
Driver "nVidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GS]"
Option "AddARGBGLSVisuals" "1"
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
Screen 3
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "nvidia0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "nVidia2"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"
EndSubSection
EndSection


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I was unable to make much sense of the nvidia X Confid manual linked to in previous posts although I have ploughed through it quite a bit. And some of the other forum posts dont appear to deal with this exact issue; although I am quite willing to admit that my 'web searching' was far from exhaustive.

feedback is much appreciated. : )

Last edited by synic; 27th November 2006 at 12:09 AM. Reason: further info
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