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    Default Dual Monitors - xorg.conf

    So.. I'm new to backtrack - not new to linux, but I'm far from what would be considered knowledgeable.

    I've googled this to a large degree, and I've done a quick forum search here, and I've not found anything helpful.. if I'm just blind, please feel free to slap me and point me to the correct thread.

    I'm running a nvidia 8800GT, with the most recent nvidia drivers (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-190.53-pk1).. I've been trying to get dual monitors set up, and I've gotten oh so very close... with one problem.

    The monitors are not arranged as they should be.. my primary is the one on the right, when it should be the one on the left.

    The following xorg.conf file is what has gotten me this far:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout0"
    Screen 0 "Screen0"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    <snip>

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "Unknown"
    HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Device0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "TwinView"
    Option "MetaModes" "1440x900 1440x900"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Can anyone tell me what I can change in my xorg.conf to have the monitors arranged correctly?

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    Default Re: Dual Monitors - xorg.conf

    hi,

    just use the nvidia-settings tool and you can exactly do what you are looking for.

    More explanation details:
    Dual Monitors with NVidia in Ubuntu*|*Ubuntu Geek


    /brtw2003

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    Default Re: Dual Monitors - xorg.conf

    Thank you so much -- it turns out that the solution was just that simple.. however I didn't know that such a command existed.

    I appreciate your help.

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    Default Re: Dual Monitors - xorg.conf

    ok ran in recovery kernel mode and used xfix.

    How would i configure it to use desktop clone? When I run nvidia-settings i get this error:
    You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X Server.
    when i run nvidia-xconfig i get this output.
    Using X configuration file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".

    VALIDATION ERROR: Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
    Device section "Configured Video Device" must have a Driver line.

    Backed up file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' as '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'
    New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'
    Last edited by Mr-Protocol; 02-10-2010 at 04:12 AM.

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    Default Re: Dual Monitors - xorg.conf

    @ Mr-Protocol: check my post here for details on how to install Nvidia Drivers

    Don't worry yourself with the Mac part; just the Nvidia stuff in the post.
    thou shalt treat all computers as thou wouldst treat thyself, for thou art the creator of thine own problems.

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    Default Re: Dual Monitors - xorg.conf

    Very nice and thank you so much. Looks like I can manage from here. Going to hook up a projector to test and see.

    Edit: Awesome it works with the projector. Found the settings I need. Thanks so much.
    Last edited by Mr-Protocol; 02-10-2010 at 04:54 AM.

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    Default Re: Dual Monitors - xorg.conf

    No problems d00d! Glad it worked out for you
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