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    Quote Originally Posted by syn4pse View Post
    the settings should be properly. Read them up in my laptop's datasheat.
    Double check them again before you make commitments. This is crucial as you do not want to set a sync rate that is too fast or you could burn up your monitor. Although most monitors' now-a-days can prevent this by shutting off or whatever, but you don't wanna push it.
    I added this part in order to enable both monitors (both work but only one at a time ) so i thought to add a 2nd line for a second device
    This is correct you must define both monitors, and the driver's they will use.
    One can use the graphics card and the other can be generic.

    I also followed your tutorial on how to create a xorg.conf file but this didn't help much either (I didn't found anything concerning dual monitors in the conf builder).
    You are correct the tutorial was for folks at the time of bt3beta release not being able to setup a monitor. At least that was the impression I got.

    OK after your xconf file is finished then you should be able to use startx to start the x server and get a gui desktop. To be able to switch between the different monitors try using FN-F3 this should switch you around. (It is what I use so it should work universally within slackware). But you may have to try a few different combo's FN-F4 or some such.
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    1.) I tried now several versions and didn`t get it working yet although Ill keep on trying (having not much time atm ... ).

    2.) I think you didn`t understand properly (or I didn`t explain properly )
    what I ment. I ment to extend my desktop to a 2nd screen not switch
    between the screens. take a look at the screen it should show you what i
    mean. hxxp://zsgforum.zs.funpic.de/stuff/screeny.JPG

    OK after your xconf file is finished then you should be able to use startx to start the x server and get a gui desktop. To be able to switch between the different monitors try using FN-F3 this should switch you around. (It is what I use so it should work universally within slackware). But you may have to try a few different combo's FN-F4 or some such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syn4pse View Post
    1.) I tried now several versions and didn`t get it working yet although Ill keep on trying (having not much time atm ... ).
    Ok the above I do not quite follow, throw a dog a bone.

    2.) I think you didn`t understand properly (or I didn`t explain properly )
    what I ment. I ment to extend my desktop to a 2nd screen not switch
    between the screens. take a look at the screen it should show you what i
    mean. hxxp://zsgforum.zs.funpic.de/stuff/screeny.JPG
    Ok so you want to extend the desktop, this might be a bit tricker to do.
    You will most likely need either xinerama (tutorial) code locate here and/or mergefb. Now as for which one I am not too sure about that.
    More info on your graphics card is needed. Find out everything you can and post back and maybe we can help you more.
    Things to look for about the graphics card are brand, chipset, memory. There are probably more but that is all I can think of at the moment.
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    ah cool
    1.) I ment i tried several different xorg.conf but it didn`t work.

    2.) that`s what I ment exactly I just looked at the links you gave me and from what the introduction tells it seems to be the thing I`ve been looking for.
    I ll read up to it and post reply then here. thanks again for the reply.

    Code:
    info about my gfx card:
    company: NVIDIA®
    Typ : GeForce™ FX Go5200
    RAM : 64 MB
    RAM Typ : DDR Video RAM
    Grafikbus : 128 bit
    Angeschlossener Bus : 4 x AGP bus
    Auflösung : 1.280 x 800
    : 2.048 x 1.536
    : 16.7 Millionen
    : 100 Hz
    from what i read on the first link nvidia cards are supported when I get to it I´ll post my progress here

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    so now I finally got it working. Some problems might occur stupid and are not really backtrack specific ( more Linux general ) but i hope you dont mind me writing down my solution for the problem.

    So my first mistake I tried to get it running with "nv" driver. I should have installed the proper "nvidia" driver. you can download the files you need at nvidias homepage...

    next thing i read on some other forums (mostly ubuntu forums) about setting up the xorg.conf with xinerama. after several tries i finally got it working

    once again I own a NVIDIA GeForce Go5200 FX. I tried to use an external monitor (Samsung Syncmaster 755DFX) besides my laptop interneal screen

    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Layout0"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Synaptics Touchpad"
        InputDevice    "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice    "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice    "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice    "pad"
        
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
        RgbPath         "/usr/lib/X11/rgb"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load           "dbe"
        Load           "extmod"
        Load           "type1"
        Load           "freetype"
        Load           "glx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
        Option         "Xinerama" "1"
    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"
        Identifier     "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver         "synaptics"
        Option         "SendCoreEvents" "true"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto-dev"
        Option         "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
        Option         "SHMConfig" "on"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "cursor"
        Driver         "wacom"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option         "Type" "cursor"
        Option         "USB" "on"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "stylus"
        Driver         "wacom"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option         "Type" "stylus"
        Option         "USB" "on"
        Option         "Mode" "Relative"
    #    Option         "Mode" "Absolute"
        Option         "PressCurve" "50,0,100,50"
    #    Option         "TopX" "0"
    #    Option         "TopY" "0"
    #    Option         "BottomX" "104204"  # Versuch wegen DualScreen (nicht geklappt)
    #    Option         "BottomX" "54204"
    #    Option         "BottomY" "31750"
    #    Option         "TVResolution" "1920x1200,1600x1200"
    #    Option         "Twinview" "horizontal"
    #    Option         "ScreenNo" "0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "eraser"
        Driver         "wacom"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option         "Type" "eraser"
        Option         "USB" "on"
        Option         "Mode" "Absolute"
        Option         "ScreenNo" "0"
        Option         "TVResolution" "1920x1200,1600x1200"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "pad"
        Driver         "wacom"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option         "Type" "pad"
        Option         "USB" "on"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
        Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
        Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option         "XkbLayout" "ch"
        Option         "XkbVariant" "de"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "LPL"
        HorizSync       30.0 - 75.0
        VertRefresh     60.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        # HorizSync source: unknown, VertRefresh source: unknown
        Identifier     "Monitor1"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "EIZO L885"
        HorizSync       0.0 - 0.0
        VertRefresh     0.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Videocard0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
        BoardName      "GeForce Go5200"
        BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
        Screen          0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Videocard1"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
        BoardName      "GeForce Go5200"
        BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
        Screen          1
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Videocard0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "TwinView" "0"
        Option         "metamodes" "DFP: 1024x768 +0+0"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen1"
        Device         "Videocard1"
        Monitor        "Monitor1"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "TwinView" "0"
        Option         "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection

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