[mythtv-users] Linux Newbie again... TwinView Configuration?

Al Mcintosh amcintosh at atreus-systems.com
Thu Dec 22 12:47:58 EST 2005

> Hello again,
> I've done some playing around with TwinView in an effort to get my GF4 
> to display on both the TV and monitor at the same time.  Although I've 
> been able to get it configured as such, I've only been able to get the 
> TV to stay at 800x600 resolution by keeping the monitor at 800x600 
> also.  I'd really like the monitor to get to 1024x768 (at least), but 
> whenever I make changes to the xorg.conf file to do this, the TV 
> screen gets larger as well, effectively only allowing me to see a 
> portion of the screen on the TV.
> I understood the syntax to be:
> Option      "MetaModes" "800x600, 800x600" where "number, number" is 
> equal to monitor 1, monitor 2.
> I would assume this would allow me to do something more like this:
> Option      "MetaModes" "800x600, 800x600" "800x600, 1024x768"

I *believe* both modes have to match, so if you want 1024x768 you must 
use "1024x768, 1024x768" hence the term "Clone".

In section device I believe you would need:

       Option      "MetaModes" "640x480,640x480" "800x600, 800x600" 
"1024x768, 1024x768"

That way your Section "Screen"   Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" 
would match.

It has been awhile since I have used TwinView

> But that doesn't appear to be the case.  Could someone look at my 
> attached xorg.conf and let me know their thoughts?
> Thanks again,
> o411, the linux newbie.
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